Swinburne’s world renowned Centre for Micro-Photonics occupies the entire tenth floor of the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre where some of the world’s best scientists work closely with industry to find solutions for big global problems
The Centre for Design Innovation (CDI) provides access to a strong client-focused research capability that responds to increasing market and community demand for strategic and transformative design and development.
Concentrating solar energy for making fuels, metals, ceramics and other chemicals has tremendous potential, particularly in Australia, where high solar fluxes are close to our mineral deposits. This laboratory uses a solar simulator (effectively a “controlled sun”) to provide a controllable indoor test facility to enable the testing and research of using solar energy in high temperature processes and other applications. It is a unique facility in this country and incorporates a novel design developed at Swinburne.
This facility is intended to train masters-level students in the manufacture and preparation of microfluidic devices. These technologies are increasingly used in biomedical diagnostics and environmental sensing e.g. small drops of a person's body fluids may be tested at airports or hospital beds to give an immediate warning of the presence of disease.
In this laboratory students learn fundamental aspects of fluid flow, heat transfer and electrical-machine dynamics. A wave channel allows fundamental research into ocean wave-power machines. A solar-thermal furnace is used for studies of metals smelting using solar power.
The Geotechnical Laboratories are equipped with fully automated geotechnical engineering equipment. These laboratories are part of the university’s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI).
It provides a regional and national focus for developing and testing stormwater and sewer treatment devices. The laboratory has been involved with a number of water and environmental engineering research projects, including the development of the ‘Humegard Gross Pollutant Trap’, an innovative stormwater treatment device, which is now widely used across Australia for storm water treatment.
The Factory of the Future will showcase unique and integrated value-adding capabilities for advanced design, manufacturing and materials engineering. It will enable application-oriented, multi-disciplinary research collaborations in future manufacturing.
The Swinburne Software Innovation Laboratory pairs NICTA’s world-leading ICT research capabilities with Swinburne’s agile, industry-focused software development expertise, creating new economic opportunities for major Victorian industries.
Design, 3D printers, soft prototyping, video conferencing, SDF
A major three-dimensional testing facility developed for large scale testing of civil, mechanical, aerospace and mining engineering components and systems.
Featuring a wide range of capabilities in surface modification, thin films, polymer grafting, biomolecule immobilisation and bioactive coatings in polymers, ceramics and metals.
VLSCI is the biggest computation facility devoted to life sciences in the world, where researchers can access high-end compute resources and a range of experts to assist them - from research design through to data management and interpretation.
The Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) provides open-access to cutting-edge micro-nano fabrication instrumentation in a world-class facility. With twelve highly experienced technical staff devoted to R&D partnerships with industry and a wide range of instrumentation in the one facility, we enable productivity and quality gains for researchers and innovators.