Near infrared spectroscopic monitoring of tissue engineered cartilage growth in a smart bioreactor - PhD scholarship


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 (2020 rate), tax free, indexed annually.
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 11 October 2019
Closing date 10 November 2019

Scholarship description

This PhD project will focus on adapting near infrared spectroscopy for direct optical monitoring of the structure and composition of developing cartilage neotissue in a novel bioreactor system. The project will require the student to develop experimental protocols for integration of optical probe and analysis of neotissue spectral data under the supervision of an experienced senior researcher.

The successful candidate will benefit from excellent mentorship and opportunities for international collaboration.


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 above right. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will be given 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 Professor Juha Töyräs ( 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 ‘NIRS1’
  3. list the enrolling unit as the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering
  4. enter Professor Juha Töyräs as your supervisor

Selection criteria

Applications are invited from outstanding Australian and international graduates with a First-Class Honours, or equivalent relevant Masters degree. Candidates should have a background in biomedical engineering, medical physics or similar field.

Demonstration of research ability through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is desirable. To be eligible to apply you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ, please visit the Graduate School's website.

Applications are closed.


Professor Juha Töyräs
+61 7 3365 2936
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.