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An immediate opening for a Ph.D. student in Melbourne, Australia

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An immediate opening for a Ph.D. student in Solid/Structural Mechanics is available at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. The successful candidate will work with Prof. John Beynon, Prof. Guoxing Lu and Dr. Tracy D. Ruan to investigate the structural components made of aluminium and/or with metallic foams, with enhanced crashworthiness performance under several typical static and impact loadings.   (*Please note that IELTS score is a MUST for this position.*)

The scholarship is AU$28,000 (tax free) per annual year for three years. The tuition fee will be covered by a Tuition Fee Scholarship, which will be automatically granted to the successful candidate. The specific requirements for the candidate are as follows:


1. A Master Degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering (essential)

2. A good publication record (preferred)

3. Basic experimental skills e.g. MTS and SPHB, and FEA skills. e.g. ABAQUS or LS-DYNA (preferred).

4. Experience in Impact Engineering is a plus.


If your first language is not English, you must have


IELTS 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0


Inquiries for this position should be directed to Dr. Ruan at the address:


Dr. Tracy D Ruan

Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences

Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne, Australia


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The opening has been filled. Thanks for your attention.

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