PhD Scholarship in Additive Manufacturing of Gradient Lattice Structure

For PhD candidates interested in undertaking cutting-edge research into lightweight multi-material and functional structures as part of ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures.

Value and duration

$31,298 per annum for three years with a possible six-month extension

Number of scholarships available

One

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a self-funded international student
  • have a first class honours or 2a honours or equivalent in materials, manufacturing or mechanical engineering, physics or chemistry
  • provide evidence of good oral and written communication skills
  • demonstrate ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • 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

Please contact Professor Mark Easton at mark.easton@rmit.edu.au or Professor Stuart Bateman at stuart.bateman@rmit.edu.au.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications will close when a candidate is selected.

Further information

Additive manufacturing has enabled parts to be directly produced with designs optimised for function not possible with traditional manufacturing methods. This project aims to advance additive manufacturing of gradient lattice structures tuned to different crash pulses for better pedestrian safety at low speeds as well as for high-speed collisions.

The project will design, model, and print light-weight lattice structure reinforced with polymers, building on the recent research conducted by CI Brandt and CI Leary on extending topology optimisation to enable support-free manufacturing by Fused Deposition Modelling.

The project will also leverage the state-of-the-art additive manufacturing capabilities at RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, which is now recognised for its excellence in conducting innovative research and training of higher degree by research candidates in a world class practice-based learning environment.

PhD scholarships are available for students interested in undertaking cutting-edge research into lightweight multi-material and functional structures as part of the ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures. The Centre brings together leading academic and industry researchers from RMIT University, Deakin University and Australian National University with key partner Ford and a consortium of local and international industry organisations.

Contact

For further enquiries, please contact Professor Mark Easton at mark.easton@rmit.edu.au or Professor Stuart Bateman at stuart.bateman@rmit.edu.au.