The University of Queensland research team investigating how environmental parameters affect rock damage in many engineering applications is seeking a full-time, highly motivated Ph.D. candidate to perform high-quality research in the field of rock fracture mechanics. The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of Dr. Mehdi Serati and Professor David Williams the Geotechnical Engineering Centre (GEC) within the School of Civil Engineering. The candidate will join a multidisciplinary team in partnership with industry partners.
Opportunity Focus Area:
Note: Postgraduate degree (at least one year full-time or equivalent) with an overall grade point average of 5 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honors class IIA will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Note: Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years of relevant research experience, including research publications.
Note: Bachelor’s degree from an approved university with at least honors class IIA or equivalent.
Note: Master of Philosophy (or another research master’s degree).
Note: Coursework master’s degree with an overall grade point average of 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale.
Note: Domestic and international new students
Note: You need to demonstrate some research experience to be accepted into a PhD. If you can show you have planned and written a research project with some independence, you have enough experience to apply.
Note: An approved degree needs to be in an area relevant to your proposed PhD project and completed no more than 10 years ago. To apply for Ph.D., you need to have an approved degree that falls under one of the five categories mentioned in the "Required degree" and the "Specific eligibilities" sections above.
Note: Many departments will have additional entry requirements and may request documents to support your application, such as a research proposal. You should discuss these additional requirements with your potential thesis supervisor.
Note: Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history. In addition to The applicant's demonstration of academic achievement in the field/s of fracture mechanics and the potential for scholastic success.
Note: $28,092 per annum (2020 rate), indexed annually.
Note: Including Personal details, Educational qualifications and professional affiliations, Employment history, Research publications, Description of most significant publications, Research grants, Academic referees
Note: Academic transcript, this should show all study you have undertaken since secondary school.
Note: A degree certificate is a legal document, imprinted with a university seal. It should state the name of your qualification and areas of study for all degree certificates (testamurs) for post-secondary study with your application. If you studied in China, you must provide a transcript, award certificate and graduate statement/certificate.
Note: All applicants have to prove they can meet English language requirements. Any test scores have to be valid at your proposed commencement date.
Note: Include a copy of the information page (with your photo) in your passport. This will verify your identity and ensure the university can make the admission offer correctly.
Note: Include the contact details of two referees who will support your application. These referees will need to provide insight into your research experience. We will contact your referees for a report, but you will need to enter their details into the application form.
Note: Other documentation, originals or certified copies, may be required depending on your individual circumstances, for example: evidence of change of nameproof of citizenship, if you are not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand by birthprevious research program information.