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HDR Scholarship: Additive Manufacturing of Medical Implants

Apply now Job No:508295
Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):RTP Scholarship NON-BANDED ($28,092.00 - $28,092.00)
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School is undertaking pioneering research in the area of poroelastic rock mechanics to support the resources industries of the future. Areas of focus include the development of advanced rock preconditioning and fragmentation techniques to support the extraction of future mineral resources, and the sustainable enhancement of unconventional gas from coal seams. A strong industry funded research program has been secured, including all of the resources required to create a paradigm shift in these strategically important industries, both within Australia and overseas. The research team is led by recognised experts in their respective fields, who are committed to developing the careers of early-career researchers and engineers.

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About This Opportunity

Additive manufacturing is emerging as a disruptive technology for the production of medical implants. This project in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering is open to PhD or MPhil candidates and will explore novel alloy compositions produced through a suite of additive manufacturing processes and understand processing-microstructure-property relationships. 

The successful candidate will work alongside our industry partners to produce prototype medical devices and receive training in the physical metallurgy of metals, selective laser melting and advanced characterisation techniques.

Our Ideal Candidate

Due to project funding constraints, this scholarship is only available to domestic students that can commence as soon as practically possible.

Domestic candidates should have an Honours degree or equivalent in Materials Engineering, mechanical engineering (or related engineering disciplines). All candidates must meet the requirements of admission into the HDR program (  Applicants should also be eligible for an Australian government-funded or UQ-founded Scholarship or equivalent (

What We Can Offer

PhD Scholarship $27,596 per annum, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances; or MPhil: two years (24 months) with possible extension up to 28.5 months.

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Michael Bermingham on or phone +61 7 334 69571

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