Producing outstanding research

Swinburne is a member of many Centres of Excellence, Cooperative Research Centres and Industrial Training Centres. These memberships allow us to further our contribution in key areas of research strength.

Centres of Excellence

Centres of Excellence funded through the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) support the conduct and development of high quality, collaborative research and its translation. 

These prestigious centres bring together experts in areas of national importance. They are large, long-term projects that contribute to maintaining and improving Australia’s international research standing.  

ARC and NHMRC Centres of Excellence undertake innovative research of international standing. They link existing Australian research to new networks that help achieve global competitiveness and recognition for Australian research. 

The $31.3-million ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) will capitalise on the first detections of gravitational waves to understand the extreme physics of black holes and warped space-time. 

Hosted by Swinburne, OzGrav brings together the Australian pulsar and gravitational-wave communities in a focused national program and will enable a thousand-fold increase in detection volume and trigger a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics.

Contact:
Professor Matthew Bailes

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The $33.4-million ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is administered by Monash with Swinburne and a number of agencies in Australia and overseas participating in the research. This centre will address the challenge of decreasing energy use by realising new types of electronic conduction without resistance in solid-state systems at room temperature.

Contact:
Associate Professor Christopher Vale
Associate Professor Jeffrey Davis

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The ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO3D) unifies over 200 world-leading astronomers to understand the evolution of the matter, light and elements from the Big Bang to the present day.

Contact:
Associate Professor Emma Ryan-Weber
Distinguished Professor Karl Glazebrook

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The Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADMS) Centre connects academic research, industry, government and the community sector to develop responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision making systems - for the benefits of all Australians.

Contact:
Professor Dan Hunter

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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics (DMPP) represents the co-operation of physicists from across Australia, in partnership with key international researchers and institutions, to pursue the discovery and understanding of the nature of dark matter.

Contact:
Professor Alan Duffy
Professor Jeremy Mould

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The NHMRC Australian Centre of Research Excellence for Electromagnetic Bio-effects Research (ACEBR) has embarked on a multidisciplinary five-year research program to address the most pressing radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure questions to better protect the health of the Australian community.

Contact:
Professor Andrew Wood

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Cooperative Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) enable Australian researchers from universities, the public sector and business to work together in diverse and creative ways to support collaboration between researchers, industry and the community.   

Involvement in CRCs not only fosters research partnerships and knowledge-sharing but also leads to innovative solutions that improve how we live and work. 

At Swinburne, we’re a member of a number of CRCs, which enable us to tackle real-word problems and access world-class research infrastructure and specialised facilities. Together with our partners we can take on large-scale economic, environmental and social challenges within Australia and around the world. 

The Digital Health CRC seeks to conduct research into digital health and related industries, combining individual and collective expertise with data, information and telecommunication technologies. This CRC is in operation until 2025. 

Swinburne expertise is aligned with the research theme of improving value, quality and safety through intelligent decision support through academic lead Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe

The Fight Food Waste CRC aims to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of the Australian food industry. This CRC is in operation until 2028.

Swinburne strength is across all three themes of the CRC (Reduce, Transform, and Engage), coordinated by Swinburne academic lead Professor Enzo Palombo

Future Energy Exports CRC (FEnEx CRC) aims to help sustain Australia’s position as a leading Liquefied Natural Gas exporter, and enable it to become the leading global Hydrogen exporter. This CRC is in operation until 2030. 

Swinburne’s focus in this CRC is on Hydrogen Industry 4.0, with Swinburne academic lead Associate Professor Mahnaz Shafiei.

iMove CRC undertakes applied research in the transportation and mobility sector. This CRC is in operation until 2027. 

Swinburne academic lead Professor Hussein Dia leads our expertise under this CRC in intelligent systems, end-to-end systems, and personal mobility.

Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) helps Australian companies increase their global relevance through research-led innovation in manufacturing products, processes and services. This CRC is in operation until 2021. 

Swinburne has broad capability across all themes of this CRC. Our role is coordinated by the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute.

SmartSat CRC (Smart Satellite) seeks to develop know-how and technologies in advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems and Earth observation next generation data services. This CRC is in operation until 2026. 

The Swinburne academic lead for this CRC is Professor Alan Duffy with a focus on observation analytics. 

SmartCrete CRC undertakes research into the long-term viability of vital concrete infrastructure in Australia. This CRC is in operation until 2027. 

Swinburne’s capability in this CRC focuses on engineering solutions, led by Swinburne academic lead Professor Jay Sanjayan.

The Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) works collaboratively with many innovative Australian industry, research and government partners. The DMTC has a focus on delivering enhanced defence and national security capabilities and strengthening Australian industrial capacity. 

The DMTC’s approach delivers outstanding achievements in research excellence and technology adoption, backed by a best-practice quality system.

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres and Hubs

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM) is Australia’s premier manufacturing Research and Development centre that focuses on applied research with tangible outcomes to nurture and cultivate the industrial innovation leaders of tomorrow.

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Joint Research Centre in Advanced Manufacturing

The Joint Research Centre in Advanced Manufacturing (JRCAM) is a collaborative activity between Swinburne University of Technology, Shandong University Weihai, Weihai Economic and Technological Development Zone and the Australian Education Management Group. 

Contact:
Professor Guoxing Lu
Director, Research Centre (China)

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    Collaboration and Partnerships

    At Swinburne, we pride ourselves on building strong partnerships with all types of organisations, including industry, government, community organisations, not-for-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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