Research

The secret life of concrete, revealed

The secret life of concrete, revealed

June 1, 2018

To assess human health and internal organs doctors routinely conduct diagnostic testing such as ultrasounds and x-rays. In a similar way, non-destructive testing (NDT) is conducted to assess the structural health of infrastructure such as bridges, tunnels and airports. The alternative, destructive testing – i.e. loading to breaking point – can be employed to assess […]

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Port-road-rail connectivity – finding the path of least resistance

Port-road-rail connectivity – finding the path of least resistance

May 24, 2018

For a nation of 17,000 islands, ports are essential to the delivery of goods to over 260 million people. Researchers from Monash University and Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember are using big data to simulate how transport flows in order to offer better models of distribution. Surabaya port Terminal Teluk Lamong in East Java is operating […]

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How water sensitive is Bogor?

How water sensitive is Bogor?

May 23, 2018

How do you judge how sustainably and equitably a city uses its water resources? Questions asked by Australia-Indonesia Centre Urban Water researchers from Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Indonesia and Monash University in Bogor last November included: Can residents access and enjoy the city’s parks and waterways? Do residents feel a ‘connection’ with the city’s water? […]

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The importance of health for farming, and of diverse expertise for understanding

The importance of health for farming, and of diverse expertise for understanding

May 22, 2018

  Researchers looking at cocoa farming practices in Sulawesi have delivered an impressive range of findings to diverse local audiences, based on a 2016-2018 study of food and agriculture that also evaluated community health and economics. The Australia-Indonesia Centre project looked at the ‘Sustainability and profitability of cocoa-based farming in Sulawesi’ and brought together researchers […]

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Infrastructure conference brings it all together in Surabaya

Infrastructure conference brings it all together in Surabaya

May 10, 2018

The AIC Infrastructure conference has concluded in Surabaya. The two-day event on 8 and 9 May was a great success, bringing our research teams face to face with government and industry representatives to discuss applications and future opportunities for their many collaborative projects. Representatives of all five university partners of The Australia-Indonesia Centre Infrastructure Cluster […]

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Drinkable water: Mission impossible?

Drinkable water: Mission impossible?

May 2, 2018 By Yuli Suharnoto

This article was first published in The Jakarta Post on 24 March 2018. The writer is an Urban Water researcher with The Australia-Indonesia Centre and a lecturer in the Civil and Environmental Engineering School at Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB). He is also a deputy leader on the integrated water resources management team for the Citarum River […]

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Monitoring bridges, roads and pipelines with fibre optics

Monitoring bridges, roads and pipelines with fibre optics

May 1, 2018

A new fibre optic sensor prototype will help to monitor the structural health of billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure, reducing repair bills and minimising potentially catastrophic failures. Road, bridge and pipeline infrastructure is vulnerable to flooding, soil erosion, and even ground shifts due to earthquakes. Some water and gas pipelines in Australia are over […]

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Keeping cigarettes out of small hands in Bali

Keeping cigarettes out of small hands in Bali

April 26, 2018

Evidence shows that smoking uptake by young people is closely correlated with the density of cigarette retailers around their homes and schools. Cigarette advertisements and promotion at the retail point of sale also contributes to smoking uptake by young people, and hampers efforts to quit by adults. A collaboration of researchers from The University of […]

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Indonesia Development Forum 2018 Call for Papers

Indonesia Development Forum 2018 Call for Papers

April 19, 2018

The Indonesia Development Forum 2018 is calling for papers for their annual event held in Jakarta on 10 and 11 July. Hosted by the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) with support from the Australian government and other development partners, IDF brings together leaders in government, civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss […]

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Renewable energy networks expand into eastern Indonesia

Renewable energy networks expand into eastern Indonesia

April 13, 2018

Fresh from their major study of renewable energy needs and potential in eastern Indonesia, Australia-Indonesia Centre Energy researchers returned for the Renewable Energy Field Study & Seminar. The three-day event in late March 2018 featured discussion and project visits with Indonesian and Australian leaders from energy businesses, national and district governments and universities, as well […]

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