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  Development of superior stents and its implant strategies

   Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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  Assoc Prof Susann Beier  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

During the course of this PhD the successful candidate will undertake a range of computational and experimental testing to develop the next generation of stent designs and study their best implant strategies.

Stents are commonly used small scaffolding mesh wire devices to open blocked arteries and restore blood circulation to the heart, preventing heart attacks. The work promises to improve the lives of more than 2 million stent patients each year world-wide. 

The candidate should have a strong fluid mechanics and mechanical engineering background, 3D printing experience and ideally an understanding of and passion for vascular mechanics. 

You will be part of an international, dynamic and thriving team across New Zealand and Australia, which values collaboration, inclusivity and excellence. Weekly group and individual meetings will allow you to excel in your work. For more details see and

Eligibility Criteria:

-   Bachelor (Honours) or Masters degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Materials or Manufacturing Engineering at 1st class or upper second class level, or equivalent. The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research

-   Have demonstrated research capability and passion 

-   Ideally are based in Australia

- Excellent team and communication skills

How to Apply:

-   Submit your cover letter, CV and transcripts to Dr Susann Beier [Email Address Removed]

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Funding Notes

Fully funded opportunity - AUD $33,281 tax-free p.a. for 3 years with a possibility for an annual $20,000 tax-free top-up