PhD Scholarship in 3D Printing of Large Scale Concrete-Polymer Structures

Hawthorn, Australia
11 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 3 year fully funded PhD Scholarship available
  • $26,600 (AUS dollars) per annum
  • Based in Hawthorn campus

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally-recognised provider of quality education and an institution with a rich legacy of industry collaborations. We are an innovative University at the forefront of technology and are committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research.

We are seeking a dedicated, independent and creative student to undertake a new and very challenging project under a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship. This scholarship is available for a graduate with Masters or Honours Degree in either of Material Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechatronics to design, formulate, and develop new types of composite materials suited for 3D printing of large-scale building structures. The successful student will gain extensive experience through working within multiple disciplines of material science, chemical and structural engineering. The successful student will also develop new skills through application of some advanced experimental techniques including Differential Calorimetry, Rheometry and Dynamic mechanical analysis, etc.

Skills and Experience 

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A Bachelor degree honours and/or a research master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the research topic (or equivalent)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination certificate with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score below 6.0
  • Experience of and interest in a field of research related to the chosen project selected from Appendix 1 (as listed in the position description)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary group in a collaborative manner

A full list of the selection criteria in the position description


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation. 

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a cover letter that includes a statement about your career plan, a CV including contact details of at least two referees. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Further information

For further information about the scope and potential for research on a specific topic, please contact one of the principal supervisors listed against the relevant area of interest listed in Appendix 1 (page 3); or for more specific enquiries regarding the scholarship please contact Dr Mostafa Nikzad, email:

For more general enquiries, please contact Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Refer to position number: 30523