Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest-growing branches of engineering, and the research being conducted in this field has the potential to drastically improve lives.
In recognition of the importance of biomedical engineering, the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre will fund ten PhDs at $35,000 per year each in order to train the next generation of biomedical engineers.
“We are offering funding for a total of ten PhDs to train you in bioengineering technologies and their translation into real world solutions, and skills in commercialisation and entrepreneurialism,” says Professor Hala Zreiqat AM, Director of the ARC Centre.
“These PhDs will allow students to train and work in industry and academia and be work ready at the end of their PhD.”
The PhDs are valued at $35,000 per year, and will provide technical training and skills needed to collaborate on interdisciplinary biomedical engineering research.
As the number one University for graduate employability in Australia, and number 4 in the world, these PhDs will ensure that students are well equipped to work in both industry or research at the completion of the degree.
The project will produce a new 3D visualisation algorithm that enables improved diagnosis and presurgical planning by allowing clinicians to better view the anatomical characteristics of musculoskeletal defects by removing the noise and obstruction inherent in current medical images.
The project will develop the next generation of a purely synthetic spinal interbody device based on a novel patented ceramic, optimised cervical interbody device design, and 3D printing technology.
The projects will develop a family of ceramic coatings for orthopaedic implants, featuring osteogenic and antimicrobial properties, coupled with high bonding strength, to prevent premature implant failure.
The project will develop a connector to couple osseointegration implants to artificial limbs. The device will enhance the functionality and safety of osseointegration implants and will assist in promoting their widespread use as an emerging technology, to improve the treatment of lower limb amputees.
The project will produce an optimised architecture for bone scaffolds to replace the conventional architecture and to improve implant design and produce bone substitutes with enhanced bioactivity and strength, to achieve the best possible tissue regeneration.
The Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovative Bioengineering, funded by the Australian Research Council, aims to foster opportunities for Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral fellows to pursue industrial training, as well as enhancing research collaboration between universities and industry organisations.