At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and NZ citizens
International student

The candidate should have a background in polymer/materials chemistry or bioengineering.

Award value:
$27,596 per annum (2019 rate) for three years, with possible extension to four years. The scholarship will include tuition fees, and for International students, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Applications open: 
3 September 2018
Applications close: 
31 October 2018
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible you must:

    • Undertake this PhD full-time and onshore in Australia.
    • Be nominated by AIBN.
    • Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the PhD program.
    • Not already hold a PhD.

    For more information about the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ, please visit the Graduate School's website.

As a part of Professor Alan Rowan’s ARC Laureate fellowship, the main objective of this project will be to understand how the material properties of biopolymers (collagen, fibrin, etc.) are modified by the presence of synthetic hydrogels with the aim of providing strain-stiffening, tuneable, hybrid biomaterials for controlled cell growth.