The Queensland University of Technology in Australia welcomes applications for Brown Group Biomedical Engineering Scholarships in the 2021/22 Academic year.
The Brown Group merges advanced experimental and computational methods to offer new understandings into the structure-function relationships in biomedical materials. While concentrating on musculoskeletal tissues and related biomaterials, the group sustains an active curiosity in other high-performance biological materials like spider silk and ivory. The Brown Group is also engaged in a number of translational undertakings, like the development of new optics-based diagnostic devices, ascendable nanostructured surfaces and 3D constructs for regenerative medicine, new devices and methods for surgery, and robotic analysis/interpretation methods for medical imaging.
QUT takes on a project management technique. PhD scholars work closely with their supervisory team to meet collegially reviewed landmarks leading to prompt submission of a thesis for examination. QUT is happy with its record of timely completions and low attrition rates realized by this method.
You will be able to grow in-depth knowledge, comprehension and expertise in your selected area of research. Technical growth will be joined with extensive professional growth towards an academic or research and development career. You will gain from access to flexible and tailored experimental facilities, high level scientific proficiency, access to a range of local and foreign collaborators, and world-class facilities comprising QUT’s Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF).
Projects with crucial PhD positions available are:
- spider-silk: structure mechanics and synthesis
- comprehending and exploiting the remarkable properties of collagen
- surgery with rockets.
Other projects may comprise, but are not restricted to:
- magnetically guided micro-rocket sutures
- deep learning in practicable medical image datasets, and translation to clinical practice
- running and exploiting 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.
Worth of Brown Group Biomedical Engineering Scholarships
- $27,082 per year, tax free for up to 3 years.
- You will be able to grow in-depth knowledge, inight and expertise in your selected field of research.
- Technical growth will be coupled with extensive professional growth towards an academic or research and development career.
- You will gain from access to flexible and tailored experimental facilities, high level scientific proficiency, access to a range of local and foreign collaborators, and world-class facilities comprising QUT’s Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF).
Eligibility for Brown Group Biomedical Engineering Scholarships
- You have to apply for and be granted admission to their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. Your research proposal has to be pionering and high impact.
- They’ll take applications from applicants from any academic background, given you meet the eligibility conditions for the PhD.
Academic entry requirements
You must have either:
- a concluded recognised honours degree or equivalent
- a concluded recognised master’s degree or professional PhD (by research or coursework)
Masters and professional PhD degrees by coursework should have a substantial research component, typically not less than 25%. Holders of masters and professional doctorate by coursework have to:
- have a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.0 on QUT’s 7 point scale; and
- present proof of research experience and propect for approval
How to Apply for Brown Group Biomedical Engineering Scholarships
- Contact Professor Cameron Brown to express your interest.
- You may then apply through a formal assessment process, based on interviews, written work and references.
The application for Brown Group Biomedical Engineering Scholarships will remain open until filled.
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