PhD Scholarship: Addressing the technology gaps in bio-composite materials


Enrolment status New 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, Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually, with a $2,500 top-up, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 6 December 2019
Closing date 31 December 2019

Scholarship description

This is an opportunity to undertake a PhD project in an existing international team with the aim to address some of the major technology gaps holding bio-composite materials back from finding widespread use. The project partners consist of industry and research partners based in Canada, USA and Australia. The responsibility of the successful candidate will be to undertake research on developing improved manufacturing and processing method, characterise multi-material interfaces and to develop a deeper understanding on the mechanisms driving bio-composite degradation and durability. The candidate will be supervised by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing.


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

Applications are closed.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

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.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select the appropriate scholarship type, or select ‘other’ and type in ‘BIO-COMPOSITEin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

See an example of what you have to do (JPG, 263.6 KB)

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Selection criteria

Applicants should have the following attributes:

  • Experience in composite materials processing and manufacturing
  • Multi-disciplinary research skills in materials characterisation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethics
  • Independent and proactive attitude

Must be a team player

Applications are closed.


Dr Michael Heitzmann
Applications are closed.

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.