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  Collaborative research on the design, fabrication and characterisation of photoelectrochemical devices to address one of the most significant challenges for solar fuels: the development of efficient, cheap and stable solar fuel production systems.
  Dr S Karuturi
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Photoelectrochemical (PEC) redox reactions provide an attractive means of harvesting solar energy into storable chemical fuels.
  PhD in Engineering focusing on solar cell and module research
  Dr M Ernst
Applications accepted all year round

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Prospective students graduated or going to graduate from Electrical and Electronic, Physics, Mechanical or Mechatronic, Material or Applied Science, and Chemistry Departments, or related disciplines with a GPA above 8 out of 10, or 3.5 out of 4.0, or high distinction (HD), or equivalent are invited to apply.
  Electric fields as a chemical reagent – Electrostatic catalysis in diffusive systems
  Dr S Ciampi, Dr N Darwish
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project seeks to demonstrate how chemical catalysis by an electric field can allow unmatched control on chemical reactivity.
  PhD Scholarship in thermochemical energy storage materials for concentrating solar thermal power
  Dr M Paskevicius
Applications accepted all year round

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This Research-only PhD is directed towards developing high temperature materials that store thermochemical energy for large-scale solar thermal plants so they can operate 24/7.
  Drawing science diagrams to enhance students’ creative scientific thinking
  Dr M Won, Prof D Treagust
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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A merit-based PhD scholarship is available for the holder to conduct research in a project that investigates students’ interactions in drawing science diagrams and their benefits in enhancing students’ scientific creativity.
  PhD in wildlife ecology: impacts of bushfires and invasive predators on native mammals in Australia
  Dr T Doherty, Prof D Driscoll
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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We are seeking a PhD student for an exciting new project on the impacts of bushfires and invasive predators on native mammals in south-eastern Australia.
  A predictive model for mineral wool fibre material performance
  Prof T Walsh
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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This PhD position is part of a 3 year project, sponsored by ROCKWOOL International A/S, where the goal is to develop a predictive model for mineral wool fibre material performance in contact with solutions, as a function of fibre and solution composition, pH and temperature.
  Atmospheric Plasma Coating Systems
  Dr Weiwei Lei, Dr Frank Chen
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Conventional systems for treatment and coating textiles involve the use of wet processing, in which textiles are dipped padded or sprayed to apply a chemical treatment to the textile.
  Data Analytics For Pore Water Pressure - New Tools For Sustainable Groundwater and Engineering Projects
  Prof W Timms
Applications accepted all year round

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This new PhD scholarship will develop advanced pore pressure analysis for groundwater systems with engineering applications in civil construction, mining operations and water supply systems.
  Analysis of clinical trial and electronic health record data in advanced breast cancer
  Dr A Hopkins, Prof MJ Sorich
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Title. Analysis of clinical trial and electronic health record data in advanced breast cancer. Project.
  Predictive analytics to facilitate shared decision making in advanced cancers: The importance of communicating risk to advanced cancer patients
  Dr A Hopkins, Prof MJ Sorich
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Title. Predictive analytics to facilitate shared decision making in advanced cancers. The importance of communicating risk to advanced cancer patients.
  Bioengineering of innovative functional biomaterials for diagnosis of Q fever
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Q fever is an infection by the intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii that can cause a severe flu-like illness. The sensitive and specific diagnosis of Q fever is important for early intervention and for control and management of the disease.
  Development of a new biomaterials platform by combining biomimetics with microfluidics
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic biology enables engineering of bacterial cells to serve as cell factories for the assembly of novel material such as tailor-made biopolymers attached to protein functions which mediate deposition of inorganics such as found in tooth formation.
  Development of nature-inspired polyester particles for cancer vaccines
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Advances in synthetic biology allows recombinant bacteria to produce protein coated polyester particles. These polyester particles have been utilized as particulate vaccines against bacterial and viral infections.
  Genome editing toward bacterial cell factories for synthesis and assembly of innovative materials
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacterial cell factories were developed to demonstrate production of tailor-made biopolymers such as polyesters and polysaccharides.
  Innovative bioseparation resins
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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The manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, such as therapeutic proteins, is increasingly facing limitations due to insufficient performance of existing purification processes.
  Modular design and assembly of innovative biopolymer beads as drug delivery platform
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
Applications accepted all year round

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The FDA-approved polyhydroxybutyrate self-assembles in engineered bacteria and forms spherical beads of approximately 200 nm in diameter.
  Protein engineering of protein switches for development of diagnostics tools
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Sensitive and specific detection of serum antibodies is often used to diagnose infections. This project aims to develop a simple qualitative/quantitative device for detection of antibodies of interest.
  Self-assembled particulate vaccines for prevention of Q fever
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Q fever is an infection by the intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii that can cause a severe flu-like illness. For some people, Q fever can affect their health and ability to work for many years.
  Self-assembly of engineered biopolymers and proteins toward functional materials
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Biopolymers and proteins can be bioengineered to self-assemble into defined hierarchical architectures. Here protein engineering will be applied to design proteins, which link biopolymers such as alginate, biopolyester and spider silk to form complex hybrid materials.
  Synthetic biology toward innovative virus-like particles
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Virus-like particles (VLP) are self-assembled viral proteins that do not contain genetic material and are non-infectious. VLPs have been successfully developed into particulate vaccines for prevention of viral infections such as human papilloma virus or Hepatitis B.
  Decoding the Language of Nature: It is time for Artificial Intelligence to predict the function of natural products based on structure
  Prof R Quinn, Dr M Liu, Dr CW Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The profound and specific biological activity of natural products coupled with their immediately recognizable structures suggests a code within these structures that we are not as yet aware of.
  Fabrication and characterization of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs as post-silicon semiconductor devices for power applications
  Prof S Dimitrijev, Dr H Moghadam
Applications accepted all year round

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Queensland Microtechnology Facility at Griffith University, Australia, provides a leading research environment for the development of next generation SiC- and GaN-based power semiconductor devices.
  Combating summer mortality in abalone: can a little bit of stress be beneficial?
  Prof J Strugnell, Dr IR Cooke
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Summer mortality is a phenomenon that causes mass dies offs of molluscs during the summer months. Summer mortality affected molluscs include many economically important animals including; oysters, mussels, clams, scallops and abalone.
  Developing genetic tools for establishing seafood provenance
  Prof J Strugnell
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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Establishing seafood provenance is becoming increasingly important for the sustainable development of both fisheries and aquaculture industries.
  Fully funded PhD position in geometric combinatorics
  Dr M Payne
Application Deadline: 30 July 2019

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We have an opportunity for a candidate to work towards a PhD with Dr Michael Payne at La Trobe University in Bendigo, Australia. The project will be in the field of combinatorics, particularly geometric graph theory, discrete and computational geometry.
  Experimental melting of hydrous pyroxenite: reactions between crust and mantle in subduction zones
  Prof S Foley
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Hydrous pyroxenite is believed to be a common reaction product produced by the interaction of subducted materials with peridotite in the mantle wedge above subducting slabs.
  Experimental melting of the Earth’s mantle in reduced conditions
  Prof S Foley
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Melting of mantle peridotite has been thoroughly studied with high-pressure experiments with and without the volatile components H2O and CO2.
  The petrological and geochemical behaviour of nitrogen during subduction
  Prof S Foley
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Although nitrogen is well known as the most abundant gas species in the atmosphere, more than half the Earth’s nitrogen is sequestered in the solid Earth.
  The potential of olivine and spinel as indicators of magma source regions
  Prof S Foley
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Minor and trace elements in olivine phenocrysts have been used recently as tracers to identify the mineral assemblages present in source regions of the magmas.
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