PhD Scholarship in the Detection of Structure and Defects of Additively Manufactured Parts

You will work on the detection of voids and phase/elemental analysis of 3D additive parts to guarantee and improve its quality.

It is essential to define the structure and defects of 3D parts in order to guarantee their certification and industrial acceptance. In-situ definition would be highly valuable to dynamically improve the quality of parts. This will involve investigation into diverse methods including back-scattered x-rays.

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, or physics.

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'. The 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