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Damage, fracture and fragmentation of concrete at high strain rates

The project aims to characterize and model concrete at high strain rates, and to study the damage, fracture and fragmentation of concrete subjected to high rate loads through an int more...

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

Dynamic Responses of Granular Materials to Impact Loading

This project aims to experimentally investigate the dynamic responses of granular materials to high strain rates loading using split Hopkinson bar. The experimental data will be use more...

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

Strengthening brittle bones

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) or "brittle bone disease" can be caused by a range of proteins involved with the bone matrix. Children with OI are prone to fracture, which can reduce m more...

Supervisor(s): Schindeler, Aaron (Associate Professor), Little, David (Professor), Munns, Craig (Associate Professor)

Connections in high strength cold-formed rectangular hollow sections

A scholarship is available for a suitably qualified student with an Honours degree (or equivalent) in Engineering to undertake full time research leading to a PhD degree in the fiel more...

Supervisor(s): Wilkinson, Tim (Associate Professor)

Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast

 Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast more...

Supervisor(s): Seibel, Markus (Professor), Zhou, Hong (Professor)

Atomistic mechanisms of the mechanical behaviour of nanostructured silicon carbide

This project aims to explore the atomistic mechanisms behind the exceptional mechanical properties in some nanostructured SiC. more...

Supervisor(s): Liao, Xiaozhou (Professor)

The role of endogenous glucocorticoids in osteoarthritis

This is ongoing project to define the role and mechanism of endogenous glucocorticoids in osteoarthritis. more...

Supervisor(s): Zhou, Hong (Professor), Seibel, Markus (Professor)

The Role of the Osteoblast in Mediating Glucocorticoid-Induced Metabolic Dysfunction

To investigate how glucocorticoid affect the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism. more...

Supervisor(s): Zhou, Hong (Professor), Seibel, Markus (Professor)

Cartilage Volume assessed by MRI in Osteoarthritis

Current studies are focusing on the influence of knee trauma and obesity on cartilage and osteoarthritis outcomes as well as the effect of therapies like glucosamine. more...

Supervisor(s): March, Lyn (Professor)

In-situ transmission electron microscopy nanoindentation investigation of the deformation behaviour of metallic amorphous/crystalline composites

This project aims to apply the in-situ TEM nanoindentation technique to understand external force induced interaction between crystalline phases and the amorphous matrix. more...

Supervisor(s): Liao, Xiaozhou (Professor)