Design and fabrication of flexible and stretchable piezoresistive sensors

Design and fabrication of flexible and stretchable piezoresistive sensors

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Opening Date

10 Jun 2019 12am AEST 

Closing Date

30 Nov 2019 11pm AEDT 

Scholarship available to



One PhD scholarship (Tuition Fee Scholarship & Stipend valued at $28,092 p.a) in the area of Materials and Mechanical Engineering is available. We are now looking for one highly motivated PhD student dedicated to the cutting-edge research in conductive, functional polymer nanocomposites. The PhD project will focus on study and development of multifunctional nanocomposites for the application of sensors for health monitoring. The PhD will be responsible for the experiment design and execution; the chemical functionalisation; the structure design of the nanocomposites, as well as the characterization of mechanical properties and piezoresistivity of the conductive polymer nanocomposites. The multi-disciplinary nature of this research means that the candidate will develop a wide variety of new skills.

· The applicants should have completed master’s degree or equivalent;

· Candidate having these academic backgrounds would be preferable: Polymer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering or related disciplines.

· Candidate have ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a flexible team environment


This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake a direct entry 3-year PhD program.

Applicants can be International or Domestic (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens).

Scholarship Components

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $28,092 per annum (in 2020 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

Contact Details

Name: Dr. Shuying Wu
Phone: +61 2 9850 9239

How to Apply

For information on how to apply, select the "How to Apply" button below.

Please note, at the start of your application you should select the scholarship type of "HDR Project/Supervisor Specific Scholarship".

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