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PhD Studentship– Advanced Composite Materials Manufacturing

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Department:                  Centre for Future Materials, University of Southern Queensland, Australia


Classification:              PhD (Higher degree by research) in the following area


Advanced composites manufacturing processes such as, Autoclave, Automated Fiber Placement, Resin Infusion, Resin Transfer Molding, most preferably Pultrusion Process.

*Preference will be given to candidates who possess both experimental and modelling skills in one of the above mentioned areas.


Selection Criteria



You must have either:


1. a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) at an Australian University or equivalent in materials engineering, mechanical engineering,

mechatronic engineering, or


2. A Master’s degree at an Australian University or equivalent (containing a significant research component) with a GPA of at least 5 on a 7-point scale.




3. You must provide evidence of English language proficiency,

4. Any technical/research publication in the form of SCI journal papers

5. Interest and motivation in pursuing research/academic career.




Selected prospective students will receive assistance to apply for either the RTP or for international students, an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS). The current RTP scholarship stipend rate is AUD$30,000 per annum tax free for three years with a possible six-month extension in approved circumstances. For further information on scholarships please refer to:

How to apply

Your application must include:

A cover letter that addresses your interest and experience in one of the research areas mentioned above

Your resume detailing education, professional experience, research experience, publications, and relevant competencies

The names of two referees


Send the applications to: A/Prof Dr. Rehan Umer,

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