31 March 2020



(Partially Funded)


Synthesis of biomimetic materials – Ph.D. scholarship
As a part of Professor Alan Rowan’s ARC Laureate fellowship, this project aims to understand how soft materials in the human body can be precisely modeled to produce sophisticated and responsive materials.


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The interdisciplinary nature of the project, and diverse background of researchers within the Rowan group, will provide the candidate with access to cutting edge equipment and training in new research areas such as high-resolution microscopy, tissue culture, rheology, and bioengineering. The outcomes of this project will be applied in tissue engineering and immunology through responsive soft matter and robotics. The scholarship provides $28,092 per year as a Living stipend.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Science.
  • Mathematics.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applicants must provide evidence of one the following:

    • A bachelor degree (with honours – or equivalent degree) in Computer Science or related field solid programming and algorithmic skills
    • A research master’s degree or
    • A coursework master’s degree and an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which includes a relevant research component or
    • A postgraduate degree of at least one year full-time equivalent with an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.0 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honours IIA will be considered for PhD entry on a case by case basis.
    • A bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of documented relevant research experience, including research publications.
  • Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic, international and domestic graduates of high scholarly calibre as evidenced by a high Grade Point Average (GPA) and will have a First Class Honours degree, Masters degree or equivalent.
  • Past research publication output is desirable.
  • The candidate should have a background in physical organic and/or polymer chemistry, with experience in structural and material characterization.


Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Scholarship covers: $28,092 per year a living stipend.

How to Apply

Please email the following documents to Professor Alan Rowan ( and/or Dr Jan Lauko (

  • Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the requirements for participation in the project.
  • A detailed academic CV with a focus on past research and laboratory skills.
  • Details of two referees.
  • Academic transcript/s

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