Biodegradable metallic materials for medical application – PhD Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax free (2020 rate), indexed annually.
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 30 August 2019
Closing date 22 September 2019


This scholarship will be granted to a PhD student who will be working on a research project on biodegradable metallic materials (Zinc or Magnesium based alloys) for medical application. The project aims to develop deep understanding on the mechanisms of deformation, grain refinement, and strengthening during the thermomechanical processing of the HCP metals through advanced materials characterisation technologies.  


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Prior to applying, check your eligibility and prepare your documentation.

You should also contact  Dr Gui Wang ( to discuss your suitability for this scholarship prior to submitting an application.

Please ensure that you

  1. select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'
  2. enter in the free-text field ‘gui'
  3. list the enrolling unit as the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
  4. enter Dr Gui Wang as your supervisor

Selection criteria

Knowledge / skills: Background knowledge in materials, mechanical or chemical engineering. Hand-on experience and skill on materials processing and material characterisation, in particular possesses the skill on Electron Scanning Microscopy (SEM), Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), and deep knowledge on deformation mechanism of HCP structural metals.

Education / Experience: Degree and research experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 3 or more years' experience, or Master's degree with 1 or more years' experience.

Applications are closed.


Dr Gui Wang
+61 7 3365 4312
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Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.