PhD Scholarship in Smart Road Materials

For a PhD candidate to work on the Smart Materials for Road Engineering project, including self-sensing technologies for road transport and advanced self-healing properties of bituminous material with emphasis on use of recycled materials in roads.

In particular, the PhD candidate will undertake experimental investigation into the rheological, mechanical and chemical behaviour of particular asphalt mixes, considering durability issues and sustainability criteria to assess and help in the development of this new technology.

The candidate will be located in Melbourne.

Value and duration

Up to $31,298 per annum for three years (full time).

Number of scholarships available



To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • have an honours or a research masters in experimental and/or analytical work with a civil engineering background
  • have capabilities in mathematical modelling, experimental analysis and report writing
  • meet RMIT University’s entry requirements for the higher degree by research.

Please read the RMIT University Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

How to apply

Applicants should include curriculum vitae and contact information of two referees.

Applications must be submitted to Dr Filippo Giustozzi via email

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications will close when a candidate is selected.


For more information contact Dr Filippo Giustozzi on telephone: +61 3 9925 2035 or email: