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Computer vision techniques for forensic engineering and damage assessment in structures

This research will develop high-end technology based on computer vision for structural health monitoring and damage localisation in structures. more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

The DNA replication stress response

Genome integrity in human cells is maintained through the coordinated functions of the DNA damage response. We study these processes with particular interest in the pathways that re more...

Supervisor(s): Cesare, Tony (Dr)

Dissipative pressure waves and the mechanics of granular materials

This project will experimentally investigate damage zones around seismogenic faults. This will be achieved through examining a novel basic mechanism for instability in solids: volum more...

Supervisor(s): Marks, Benjy (Dr)

Blast and impact loadings on structures

The purpose of this research is to identify improve the current design approaches and develop innovative structural systems to mitigate damage caused by extreme loadings such as bla more...

Supervisor(s): Mohotti, Damith (Dr)

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impairments

Cancer and cancer treatments are associated with a wide range of side effects, including those of the nervous system. These present as neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impai more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Pathogen-host interactions and resilience on-farm.

This project forms part of an integrated new program on resilience to endemic disease. The project aims to (i) investigate host-pathogen interactions and pathogen evolution for an i more...

Supervisor(s): Plain, Karren (Dr)

Simulation of dynamic fracture propagation

The purpose of this research is to develop a computational method for dynamic fracture propagation associated with impact and blast. more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

Evaluating alternative sustainable sanitation technologies for East Africa and the Pacific in order to improve both human and environmental health

The main aim of the PhD research is to evaluate a range of sanitation systems for developing countries, that protect human and environmental health; while reducing greenhouse gas em more...

Supervisor(s): Thomas, Jacqueline (Dr)

Magnetic Explosions on the Sun

Solar flares are magnetic explosions on the Sun, which directly affect the Earth through their influence on our local space weather. The basic process underlying flare energy releas more...

Supervisor(s): Wheatland, Michael (Professor)

Self-Healing Clay-Polymer Mixtures: Towards a New Material

The project will develop new clay-polymer mixtures that enhance the ability of clay to self-heal developing fractures, hence helping the emergence of autonomously-repairing geotechn more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)