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Engineering Processable, Tough Hydrogels with Biological Activity

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Applications accepted all year round Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This project will aim to design a type of hydrogel with broad applications in soft robotic, medical devices such as heart valves, vasculature, and development of in vitro model that mimic physical properties of digestion system including colon, intestine and stomach.

This scholarship has been established by the Bioengineering Laboratory in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney and aims to support a PhD student undertaking research in designing a tough and versatile hydrogel with self-healing properties.

The scholarship is partially funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant and partially funded by the Faculty of Engineering.

Project eligibility:

• Applicants must an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or equivalent in polymer engineering and chemistry for or a relevant discipline.
• be willing to conduct research into designing a tough and versatile hydrogel with self-healing properties
• have an unconditional offer of admission to study a full-time PhD at the Faculty of Engineering
• apply for an RTP scholarship.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high levels of competency in both written and spoken English

Centre for Advanced Food Enginomics

The Centre of Advanced Food Enginomics (CAFE) aims to meet the food and health challenges of the 21st century by creating and delivering nutritious and wholesome processed foods to improve human well-being.

CAFE comprises a cross-disciplinary cluster of high-profile researchers using the state-of-art facilities and equipment located within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

Funding Notes

The scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney's Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate of $35,000 (indexed on January 1 each year), for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to six months. The stipend allowance is partially funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and partially funded by the Faculty of Engineering.

Academic course fees are also provided for a successful international applicant, for up to twelve research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance. Subject to funding availability, an extension of the stipend and academic course fees may be possible for up to six months.

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