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Victoria University focuses on mission-oriented research that is relevant to the needs of society. The university has identified a number of strategic areas where our research strengths match the needs and interests of existing and potential external stakeholders.

Within the strategic research areas, activities are coordinated through structures including key research areas (KRAs), research centres, units, institutes and groups that contribute to the university and wider community. Most of the research is organised through a multi-tier system, with the university's KRAs at the broadest level. These KRAs are cross disciplinary and coexist with the network of Research Centres that represents nodes of research expertise within the university.

Centre for Packaging, Transportation and Storage: This multi-disciplinary research area involves applications of disciplines such as dynamics, chemistry, food science, materials science, management, heat and mass transfer, robotics and environmental science to the technological advancement in the field of packaging, transportation and storage.

The studies focus on numerical modelling and laboratory simulations of the physical distribution environment, evaluation and assessment of environmental impacts of packaging systems, interactions between product sensitivity and packaging performance, compatibility between product (eg., food) and packaging materials, etc.

 

Faculty of Engineering and Science
Centre for Packaging, Transportation and Storage
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Development of an environmental impact assessment methodology for the Australian food and packaging industry
Chief Researcher: Donker R B ( Ph D)
Supervisors: Sonneveld Assoc Prof K, Cocklin Prof C (Monash University)
Sponsor: Cooperative Research Centre for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: IMPACT ASSESSMENT; LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Integration of life cycle assessment and costing for food packaging applications
Chief Researcher: James K
Supervisors: O'Donovan Dr G, Sonneveld Assoc Prof K, Kloot Dr L (Swinburne University)
Sponsor: Cooperative Research Centre for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: LIFE CYCLE--ASSESSMENT;--COSTING
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


LCA for paper and packaging waste management scenarios in Victoria
Chief Researchers: James K, Sonneveld Assoc Prof K, Grant T (RMIT Centre for Design), Lundi Dr S (University of New South Wales, Centre for Water and Waste Technology)
Sponsors: EcoRecycle Victoria; Beverage Industry Environment Council; Associate for Liquidpaperboard Manufacturers; Cooperative Research Centre for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science; Cooperative Research Centre for Waste Management and Pollution Control
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: KERBSIDE WASTE MANAGEMENT; LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


LCA for paper and packaging waste management scenarios in some New South Wales councils
Chief Researchers: James K, Sonneveld Assoc Prof K, Grant T (RMIT Centre for Design), Lundi Dr S (UNSW, Centre for Water and Waste Technology)
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency NSW
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: KERBSIDE WASTE MANAGEMENT; LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Methodology for environmental impact assessment of food packaging in the consumer stage (provisional)
Chief Researcher: Afsharmanesh N
Supervisor: Sonneveld Assoc Prof K
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CONSUMER IMPACT; FOOD PACKAGING; LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


LCA of polystyrene packaging systems
Chief Researchers: James K, Cran M, Afsharmanesh N
Supervisor: Sonneveld Assoc Prof K
Sponsor: PolyStyrene Australia Pty Ltd
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT; POLYSTYRENE; SYSTEMS
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Determination of packaging material requirements for optimum shelf life of packaging filled milk powder
Chief Researcher: Uppu P (MEng)
Supervisors: Sonneveld Assoc Prof K, Stirk Prof K, Casey Assoc Prof J
Sponsor: Cowbell International Inc
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: FOOD--SHELF LIFE; MATERIALS
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Development and application of sweet basil extract incorporated polyethylene films as antimicrobial food packaging materials
Chief Researchers: Suppakul (MSc & Tech), Panuwat (PhD)
Supervisors: Bigger Assoc Prof S, Sonneveld Assoc Prof K
Sponsor: Australian Development Scholarship
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: ACTIVE PACKAGING; ANTIMICROBIAL; POLYETHELYNE
Research Fields Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation
291401 Polymers


Development of performance test protocol for dairy crates
Chief Researchers: Ernst G, Richmond R
Supervisor: Sonneveld Assoc Prof K
Sponsor: Dairy Industry
Duration: -2001
Descriptor: TRANSPORT PACKAGING--RETURNABLE
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Characterisation of polyethylene resins blended with different grades of metallocene catalysed polyethylene
Chief Researcher: Cran M (PhD)
Supervisor: Bigger Assoc Prof S
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: MATERIALS; POLYETHYLENE
Research Field Classification:
291401 Polymers


The potential of abaca fibres for packaging applications (provisional)
Chief Researcher: Warsiki E
Supervisor: Sonneveld Assoc Prof K
Sponsor: Bogor Agricultural University
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: BAGS; CORRUGATED PAPER; FLEXIBLE PACKAGING; MATERIALS
Research Field Classification:
291406 Pulp and Paper

 

School of the Built Environment
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Development of a novel method to predict non-stationary road vehicle vibrations from road profiles
Chief Researchers: Rouillard V, Sek Assoc Prof M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: TRANSPORT VIBRATIONS
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Development of a novel method to simulate non-stationary road vehicle vibrations
Chief Researchers: Rouillard V, Sek Assoc Prof M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: SIMULATION; TRANSPORT VIBRATIONS
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Development of a self-contained device to monitor impact forces between glass containers
Chief Researcher: Rouillard V
Sponsor: ACI GlAssoc Packaging
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: GLASS CONTAINERS; IMPACT
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Investigation into the scuffing process between glass bottles during transport
Chief Researcher: Rouillard V
Sponsor: ACI Glass Packaging
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: GLASS CONTAINERS; SURFACE TREATMENT
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Development of a remote shock monitoring device for container handling vehicles
Chief Researcher: Rouillard V
Sponsors: Satellite Telemetry; Patrick Stevedores
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: GLASS CONTAINERS; SCUFFING; SURFACE TREATMENT
Research Field Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Evaluation of the effectiveness of protective packaging systems for biomedical bandages
Chief Researcher: Rouillard V
Sponsor: CSL Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BIOMEDICAL; ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS
Research Fields Classification:
290308 Packaging, Storage and Transportation
290309 Safety and Quality

 


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