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How do molecules make memories? Understanding synaptic plasticity at the level of protein pathways and signalling.

This project aims to discover and validate new molecular mechanisms of how synaptic plasticity, which underlies learning and memory, is regulated by protein interactions and phospho more...

Supervisor(s): Graham, Mark (Dr)

Beyond Neuroinflammation: The Role of Microglia in Synaptic Plasticity

Microglia are the immune cells of the brain and are known to respond to infectious and non-infectious insults to the nervous system. Recently, a new function has been demonstrated f more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor)

Dynamic deformation of polycrystalline metals under impact

The project aims to develop a physics-based crystal plasticity model for predicting the dynamic deformation of polycrystalline metals under the high-strain-rate and shock loading co more...

Supervisor(s): Shen, Luming (Associate Professor)

Conduction in Compacted Granular Materials

This project will focus on developing a unified constitutive model for granular heat flow and electrical conduction by combining critical fine-scale effects emerging under extreme c more...

Supervisor(s): Gan, Yixiang (Dr)

Exercise intervention for the treatment of substance use and mental health

This project will be based in a hospital environment and involve evaluating the effect of exercise on mental health symptoms and substance use rehabilitation. These projects are ide more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

PET imaging of glioma in a TSPO knockout model

Glioblastoma is the most frequent primary brain tumour and the most malignant glial neoplasm (glioma) with predominantly astrocytic differentiation. Due to their invasive nature, gl more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor), Banati, Richard (Professor)

Neuromorphic AI

This project involves complex systems modelling of neuromorphic atomic switch networks to emulate emergent brain-like features of adaptive, deep-learning for application to Artifici more...

Supervisor(s): Kuncic, Zdenka (Professor)

Understanding the brain networks underlying cognition

The goal of this project is to understand the interplay between cognition and the underlying neural circuitry as measured using advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques. more...

Supervisor(s): Korgaonkar, Mayuresh (Dr), Grieve, Stuart (Professor)

Modelling the hardening behaviour of Magnesium alloys using 3D disloation dynamic simulations

This project aims to develop a 3D dislocation dynamics model to understand the hardening mechanisms at play during the deformation alloys containing precipitates more...

Supervisor(s): Proust, Gwenaelle (Dr)

Real-time Low-power Neural Accelerator

This project aims at developing an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) for a low-power learning system processing real-time time-series data. more...

Supervisor(s): Kavehei, Omid (Dr)