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Swinburne University of Technology

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Swinburne University of Technology performs research and development in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Advanced Materials which is carried out within the School of Engineering and Science, and the Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS). Swinburne is an innovative university and as such assists industry with research and development via a number of mechanisms.

Swinburne specialises in collaborative research partnerships with Australian companies enabling them to optimise their research and development expenditure through a range of programs, from simple collaborations at Master of Engineering or PhD level, using Professional Research Engineers, or international arrangements involving multiple companies and universities.

A suite of postgraduate courses ranging from Graduate Certificate through Graduate Diploma to Master of Engineering level and PhD, are available. A new innovation is the PhD (Industrial) which is specifically directed to R&D engineers and scientists currently working in industry. The courses are all designed with industrial requirements in mind and they form part of the Career Oriented Learning Program with flexible delivery of one week modules.

Swinburne provides both general and specialised engineering and management training programs and short-courses that can be tailored to the needs of client organisations. These programs enable individuals and companies to improve their knowledge levels in both emerging and established technology fields.

In the area of technology transfer, Swinburne also provides contract research and development, consulting and engineering based problem solving services to Australian industry. Swinburne is a node in a national network of technology-diffusion centres funded by Federal and State Governments, and therefore provides a 'one stop shop' access to a very wide range of technologies.

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Swinburne University of Technology

 

Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS)
http://www.swin.edu.au/iris/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Non-contact real-time inspection of porous components
Chief Researcher: Vukovic Dr D
Supervisor: Nagarajah Assoc Prof R
Sponsor: Fleetguard Australia Pty Ltd
Current Status: Completed 1999
Descriptor: INSPECTION
Research Field Classification: 299904 Engineering/Technology Instrumentation


Non-contact inspection of hermetically sealed food products
Chief Researcher: Jolic Dr K
Supervisor: Nagarajah Assoc Prof R
Sponsor: Chubpak Australia Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: INSPECTION
Research Field Classification: 299904 Engineering/Technology Instrumentation


Non-contact defect and colour monitoring system for enamelled copper wire
Chief Researcher: Stefani S (MEng)
Supervisor: Nagarajah Assoc Prof R
Sponsors: CRC for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Technologies; Tycan Industries Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: INSPECTION
Research Field Classification: 299904 Engineering/Technology Instrumentation


Colour sensing of moulded products
Chief Researcher: Vukovic Dr D
Supervisor: Nagarajah Assoc Prof R
Sponsors: CRC for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Technologies; Sola International; HPM Industries
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: INSPECTION
Research Field Classification: 299904 Engineering/Technology Instrumentation


High power Nd:YAG laser materials processing
Chief Researcher: Brandt Assoc Prof M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FABRICATION; FORMING; SHAPING; HEAT TREATMENT; JOINING; SURFACE FINISHING
Research Fields Classification: 299999 Engineering and Technology nec
290305 Welding Technology
290399 Manufacturing Technology
291499 Materials Engineering


Aircraft maintenance structures
Chief Researchers: Lewis G (PhD), Samaranayake Dr P
Supervisors: Toncich Dr D J, Nagarajah Assoc Prof R, Shayan Dr E
Sponsors: Armor Pty Ltd; Qantas
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MANAGEMENT RESOURCES PLANNING; PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Research Field Classification: 290300 Manufacturing Engineering


Intelligent servo motor drive systems
Chief Researchers: Kelly M (PhD), Jayalath R (MEng)
Supervisors: Toncich Dr D J, Nagarajah Assoc Prof R
Sponsor: Softronics Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL; ROBOTICS
Research Field Classification: 290301 Robotics and Mechatronics


Electromagnetic energy recovery from vehicles
Chief Researcher: Graves K (PhD)
Supervisors: Iovenitti Dr P, Toncich Dr D J
Sponsor: Canticle of the Sun
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ENERGY CONVERSION
Research Field Classification: 299999 Engineering and Technology nec


Fault analysis and minimisation in automotive production
Chief Researchers: Leslie A (MEng), Lloyd C (MEng)
Supervisors: Masood Dr S, Toncich Dr D J
Sponsor: Ford Motor Company of Australia
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MANUFACTURING PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Centralised and distributed scheduling in flexible manufacturing systems
Chief Researchers: Walsh S (MEng), Kaewmechai N (MEng)
Supervisor: Toncich Dr D J
Sponsors: CSIRO; CRC for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Technologies; General Motors Holden
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 290302 Flexible Manufacturing Systems


High accuracy component inspection in CNC machines
Chief Researcher: Xu Z (PhD)
Supervisors: Toncich Dr D J, Stefani S MEng
Sponsor: ANCA Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 290301 Robotics and Mechatronics


Intelligent injection moulding machine control
Chief Researcher: Rewal N (PhD)
Supervisor: Toncich Dr D J
Sponsor: Moldflow Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 290304 Control Engineering


Acoustic emission sensing of weld quality
Chief Researcher: Dennison A (PhD)
Supervisors: Masood Dr S, Toncich Dr D J
Sponsor: Ford Motor Company of Australia
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 290304 Control Engineering


Microwave joining of dielectric ceramics
Chief Researcher: Ahmed A (PhD)
Supervisor: Siores Prof E
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; MATERIAL PROCESSING; DRYING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Microwave combustion of exhaust gases
Chief Researcher: Destefani C (PhD)
Supervisor: Siores Prof E
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; MATERIAL PROCESSING; DRYING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Method for defining lower bound of metal ductility
Chief Researcher: Cottam R (MEng)
Supervisors: Siores Prof E, Lu Dr G
Sponsor: CSIRO
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; JOINING; MICROWAVES; MATERIAL PROCESSING; DRYING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Microwave curing of corrugated cardboard
Chief Researcher: Hasna A (MEng)
Supervisors: Siores Prof E, Taube Dr A
Sponsor: Visy Industries
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; JOINING; MATERIAL PROCESSING; DRYING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Microwave heating of corrugated cardboard
Chief Researcher: Lye S (PhD)
Supervisors: Siores Prof E, Taube Dr A
Sponsor: Visy Industries
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; JOINING; MATERIAL PROCESSING; DRYING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Microwave drying techniques
Chief Researcher: MacRobert M (PhD)
Supervisor: Siores Prof E
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; JOINING; MATERIAL PROCESSING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


High energy rate technologies
Chief Researcher: Siu F (PhD)
Supervisors: Siores Prof E, Taube Dr A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; JOINING; MICROWAVES; MATERIAL PROCESSING; DRYING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Bonding of composites using microwaves
Chief Researcher: Tavrou S (PhD)
Supervisors: Siores Prof E, Taube Dr A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; JOINING; MATERIAL PROCESSING; DRYING
Research Field Classification: 290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Polymer processing and recycling
Chief Researchers: Brincat P (PhD), Greve N (PhD), Iwamura C (MEng), Ray S (PhD)
Supervisors: Siores Prof E, Sbarski Dr I
Sponsor: Moldflow International
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: PLASTICS; INJECTION MOULDING; SOFTWARE
Research Fields Classification: 290602 Process Control and Simulation
291401 Polymers
291407 Plastics


(a) Abrasive Water Jets (AWJ)
(b) Precision Processing Jet Technology (PPJT)

Chief Researcher: Ren R (PhD)
Supervisors: Siores Prof E, Lin Chen Dr F
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MATERIAL PROCESSING; CRYOGENICS; CUTTING
Research Field Classification: 299999 Engineering and Technology nec


Micromanufacturing using excimer lasers
Chief Researcher: Hayes Dr J
Supervisors: Harvey Assoc Prof E, Iovenitti Dr P, Sbarski Dr I
Sponsor: CRC for MicroTechnology
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MICROTECHNOLOGY
Research Fields Classification: 291804 Nanotechnology
290303 CAD/CAM Systems
290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec
291401 Polymers
291503 Biomaterials


Fabrication technologies for microtechnology
Chief Researcher: Hayes Dr J
Supervisors: Harvey Assoc Prof E, Iovenitti Dr P, Sbarski Dr I
Sponsor: CRC for MicroTechnology
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Fields Classification: 291804 Nanotechnology
290303 CAD/CAM Systems
290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec
291401 Polymers
291503 Biomaterials


Safety and health microsystems
Chief Researcher: Hayes Dr J
Supervisors: Harvey Assoc Prof E, Iovenitti Dr P, Sbarski Dr I
Sponsor: CRC for MicroTechnology
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MICROTECHNOLOGY
Research Fields Classification: 291804 Nanotechnology
290303 CAD/CAM Systems
290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec
291401 Polymers
291503 Biomaterials


Microfluidics
Chief Researcher: Hayes Dr J
Supervisors: Harvey Assoc Prof E, Iovenitti Dr P, Sbarski Dr I
Sponsor: CRC for MicroTechnology
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MICROTECHNOLOGY
Research Fields Classification: 291804 Nanotechnology
290303 CAD/CAM Systems
290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec
291401 Polymers
291503 Biomaterials

 

School of Engineering and Science
http://www.hed.swin.edu.au/ses/research/researchhome.htm
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

The characterisation and performance of thin film PVD coatings using a dual source filtered arc deposition system
Chief Researcher: Vlasveld A (PhD)
Supervisors: Doyle Dr E D, Wong Mr Y C
Sponsor: Sutton Tools Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: VAPOUR DEPOSITION; DRILLING; CERAMICS; HIGH TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE; WEAR RESISTANT
Research Field Classification: 291499 Materials Engineering nec

 


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