PhD scholarship: Timber construction for carbon mitigation


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
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 11 March 2020
Closing date 25 March 2020


We are seeking a full-time, highly motivated PhD candidate to perform cutting-edge research in the field of life cycle analysis focusing on the construction of engineered wood products. The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of Dr SangHyung Ahn to undertake their PhD as a member of the Centre for Future Timber Structures. The candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of Australia’s leading scientists in the fields of timber engineering, structures and construction with an international reputation for addressing complex problems in partnership with renowned global industry partners.

The PhD project aims to develop methodologies that enable us to assess the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as stored carbon for different timber building typologies in Queensland, Australia and New Zealand following a lifecycle assessment (LCA) methodology. The project partners consist of industry and research partners based in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. The responsibility of the successful candidate will be to undertake research on developing an applicable methodology to quantify the carbon savings in a full building construction lifecycle by using timber as the main building material.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.


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

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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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 ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘CARBON MITIGATIONin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

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

Applications are closed.


Dr SangHyung Ahn
+61 7 3443 1358
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Terms and conditions

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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.