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ENGINEERING
Intelligent lighting laboratory This multidisciplinary research platform on solid-state lighting focuses on applications in human centric lighting , visible light communication , horticultural lighting , spectral sensing , and vision systems . It serves as a full-scale lighting laboratory with facilities for spectroradiometry , photometric characterisation of luminaires , light profiling , spectrally tunable luminaire development , spectral imaging , light sensor development and visible light communication link testing .
Laboratories Our laboratories are supporting research in :
• food and pharmaceuticals
• energy
• wastewater and environment
• biotechnology
• cell biology and microbiology
• chemical instrumentations
• photonics and communication
• intelligent lighting
• micro and nano devices
• robotics
• sports
• soil and geotechnics
• fluid mechanics
• biomechanics
• computer integrated manufacturing
• oils and fats processing and analysis .
Platforms
Our international , multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers from different fields , faculties , campuses and universities . This helps us to develop strengths in specific areas and to set research priorities to benefit the communities we serve . Some of our engineering-related priorities include :
Advanced engineering The Advanced Engineering Platform pursues frontier research and educational innovation in engineering and technology that will contribute to the socio-economic development of Southeast Asia . Our researchers work in four key clusters :
• smart industry , smart living
• clean energy and portable water
• smart health care
• nanotechnology .
Palm oil education and research Around 90 % of the world ’ s palm oil is produced in Southeast Asia and the industry is the key economic driver for Indonesia and Malaysia . The Monash-Industry Palm Oil Education and Research platform promotes university-industry linkages and collaborations to enhance the competitive advantage and sustainability of the palm oil industry in four primary clusters :
• food innovation and security
• social and environmental sustainability
• waste to wealth
• palm oil production and derivatives .
I chose to pursue my postgraduate degree at Monash because I wanted to work with Associate Professor Wu Ta Yeong and Professor Chai Siang Piao , both of whom are very advanced in their respective fields of research . Under their supervision , I was able to develop new knowledge and analytical skills in research . Monash ’ s state-of-the-art facilities also allowed me to produce high-quality findings throughout the course of my studies . I gained a strong foundation for my academic career , which allowed me to pursue a better career opportunity abroad .”
DR WENNIE SUBRAMONIAN
Doctor of Philosophy ( in the area of Chemical Engineering ) Senior Lecturer ( Chemical Engineering ), Teesside University
In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Teesside , Wennie is one of the primary investigators of a hydrogen innovation project supported by the European Regional Development Fund . She contributes to industrial decarbonisation through the development of cleaner hydrogen technologies and the application of catalytic reactions to convert carbon dioxide into hydrogen . Her other researches tackle the development and commercialisation of water treatment technology , and the development of carbon capture materials and catalysts for conversion of carbon dioxide into useful biofuels and chemicals .
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