The Swinburne University of Technology 2025 Strategic Plan drives outstanding research that is relevant, impactful and internationally-recognised. Our involvement with our partnered research centres strengthens our reputation as a research-intensive university of international standing.
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.
Professor Matthew Bailes
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Anthony McCosker
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.
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.
Professor Andrew Wood
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.
Read about spin-off company, Viridi Innovations, who is extracting value from wine waste.
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.
The Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition (HILT) CRC aims to develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to mitigate CO2 emissions, transforming the heavy industry for a low-carbon economy. Involving 40+ partnership organisations connecting technology developers with end-users and other industries to respond to the dynamic nature of local and global challenges.
Swinburne brings expertise in civil engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, product design engineering, computational science, chemistry and biotechnology. Lead academic for this CRC is Professor Geoffrey Brooks.
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.