PhD in Bio Engineering

Swinburne University of Technology

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Based at the Hawthorn campus
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Full time fixed term – (3 years, 1.0 FTE from commencement of PhD)

About the Scholarship
The Centre for Design Innovation is a fast-growing research effort of Swinburne University of Technology. We seek to commence a Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award / SUPRA (APA equivalent), for a highly motivated and eligible student to produce deep research into the following CDI Research Program:

  • Smart Products Engineering (Smart Equipment Engineering and Wearable Technologies):
    the specific PhD project is related to smart eco-composites. The project combines principles of Industry 4.0 and IoT. The outcome of the project will be composite structures (including fibre composites) that are recyclable with minimum carbon footprint and that produce data, depending on the usage of the composite structures. This PhD project is a collaboration between Swinburne University and Bayreuth University (Germany) under the partnership program. This means that the eligible candidate will enrol in a dual-PhD program and spend up to 1 year at Bayreuth University. According to the partnership agreement, there are no university fees at Bayreuth University.
  • About Swinburne University of Technology
    Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

    Be the innovator in the face of technological and social change with Swinburne’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Leading edge research centres, strong ties to industry and commitment to high-quality, high-impact research allows you to understand humanity deeply, bring the real world to focus and make your mark.

    About you
    To be successful in the role, you will have:
    • Bachelor degree with honours (equivalent to 2A or above) and/or a master’s degree with clear research project components in a field related to Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • For applicants with a degree from a university whose instruction language is not English: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination certificate with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score below 6.0
    • Research experience in electronics engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics
    • Experience working in multidisciplinary research teams
    A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

    How to apply and further information
    Applicants interested in this dual-PhD position are encouraged to apply. For more information on the centre:

    For further general information about the scope and potential for research, please contact Professor Franz Konstantin Fuss, CDI Program Director,

    The successful candidature must be able to commence their scholarship before 15th March 2020.

    Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

    Applications close at 5pm on 28 February 2020.

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