PhD Scholarship in Vision Systems for Processes Control in Metal Additive Manufacturing

The successful PhD candidate will work on a project focusing on vision and control system integration to allow dynamic adjustment of machine positions.

New additive manufacturing processes are highly sensitive to machine (head)/part configuration during manufacture. A vision/reaction system to observe, feed back and change configuration dynamically could increase the speed, reliability and quality of additive parts.

Value and duration

The scholarship will provide a stipend of $30,000 per annum. Successful international applicants will be provided with a tuition fee scholarship that also covers the cost of the Overseas Student Health Cover.

The duration of this scholarship is three years with the possibility of a six-month extension.

Number of scholarships available



To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

It is preferred that applicants have an honours or four-year degree in manufacturing, automotive or aerospace engineering, or mechatronics.

How to apply

Please send expressions of interest and enquiries to Professor Ivan Cole at

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications close 5pm AEST Wednesday 28 February 2018 or when a candidate is selected.

Terms and conditions

RMIT's standard research scholarship terms and conditions (PDF 327KB 10p) will apply to this scholarship.

Further information

The project is a joint CSIRO/RMIT initiative and one of five scholarships supported by the CSIRO Future Science Platform on Active Integrated Matter (AIM). This project is a part of AIM’s test bed on 'bringing the factory to the shop'. This test bed aims to develop innovative new methods of additive manufacturing.

As such the successful PhD candidate will work across leading research teams in CSIRO (Clayton) and RMIT.


Professor Ivan Cole