Detection of Defects in Additive Manufacturing

Detection of voids and phase/elemental analysis of 3D additive parts to guarantee and improve quality.

To guarantee certification and industrial acceptance of 3D parts, it is essential to define their structure and defects. Defect definition would be highly valuable to dynamically improve part quality. Diverse methods including back scattered x-rays will be investigated. 

  • The scholarship will provide a stipend of $31,000 per annum. Successful international applicants will be provided with a tuition fee scholarship that also covers the cost of Overseas Student Heath Cover
  • The duration of this scholarship is 3 years with the possibility of a six month extension.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

It is preferred that applicants have an honours or 4 year degree in manufacturing, automotive or aerospace engineering or mechatronics, physics.

Please send expressions of interest and enquiries to Professor Ivan Cole at

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree.

Applications are open now.

Applications close when a candidate is selected.

The project is a joint CSIRO/RMIT initiative and one of 5 scholarships supported by the CSIRO Future Science Platform on Active Integrated Matter and is with AIM's test bed "bringing the factory to the shop". This test bed is developing innovative new methods of addictive manufacturing. The PhD student will work across leading research teams in CSIRO (Clayton) and RMIT.

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Professor Ivan Cole via or +61 3 9925 4401.

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