Brown Group Biomedical Engineering and Materials Scholarships in Australia 2022

The Queensland University of Technology in Australia invites applications for Brown Group Biomedical Engineering and Materials Scholarships in the 2022/23 Academic session.

The Brown Group combines advanced experimental and computational techniques to provide new insights into the structure-function relationships in biomedical materials. While focusing on musculoskeletal tissues and related biomaterials, the group maintains an active interest in other high-performance biological materials including spider silk and ivory.The Brown Group is also involved in a number of translational activities, including the development of new optics-based diagnostic devices, scalable nanostructured surfaces and 3D constructs for regenerative medicine, new devices and approaches for surgery, and automated analysis/interpretation techniques for medical imaging.

Research projects

Projects with key PhD positions available include:

  • spider-silk: structure mechanics and synthesis
  • understanding and exploiting the phenomenal properties of collagen
  • surgery with rockets.

Other projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • magnetically guided micro-rocket sutures
  • deep learning in feasible medical image datasets, and translation to clinical practice
  • controlling and harnessing collagen piezoelectricity for energy harvesting and biomedical materials
  • development of an optical technique for the measurement of bioelectric fields
  • evolutionary convergence for translational biomimicry
  • hierarchical mechanics of biological materials
  • development of a robotic endoscopy device based on electrorheological fluids
  • development and exploitation of native spider cells and processing techniques for silk production and characterisation
  • experimentally driven fibre network modelling to explore disease mechanisms
  • development and implementation of highly multiplexed, antibody-labelled electron microscope imaging technique
  • development of a novel 3D metal micro-printer
  • guided self-assembly of matrices in hydrogels
  • development of innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
  • advancing the physical understanding of pain and disease.
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Worth of Award

You’ll receive:

  • $27,082 per year, tax free for up to 3 years.
  • You will be able to develop in-depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in your chosen field of research.
  • Technical development will be coupled with extensive professional development towards an academic or research and development career.
  • You will benefit from access to flexible and bespoke experimental facilities, high level scientific expertise, access to a range of local and international collaborators, and world-class facilities including QUT’s Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF).

Eligibility

  • You must apply for and be admitted to their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Your research proposal must be innovative and high impact.
  • They’ll accept applications from candidates from any academic background, provided you meet the eligibility requirements for the PhD.
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How to Apply

  • Contact Professor Cameron Brown to express your interest.
  • You may then apply through a formal assessment process, based on interviews, written work and references.

Deadline: The scholarship for Biomedical Engineering Scholarships will remain open until filled.

 

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