Masters on droplet and aerosol tracking for prevention of airborne diseases

This is one of four scholarships offered to support the development of the use of digitisation to support safe and efficient workplaces.

This project involves developing experimental methods for visualising and tracking droplets and aerosols in order to understand and help contain pathogen spread. It forms of part of a larger project dealing with the fluid mechanics of pathogen spread in the workplace and healthcare settings and how we can predict risk. The experimental data obtained will help validate computational fluid dynamics models that are being developed.

  • $31,500
  • 2 years.

One (1) for this topic. The project offers three (3) other scholarships.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Have first-class honours or 2A honours or equivalent in a relevant discipline of mechanical, aerospace, chemical engineering or physics with a knowledge of fluid dynamics
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an international student meeting the minimum English language requirements
  • Provide evidence of adequate oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • Meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Master by Research.

To apply, please submit the following documents to Prof. Gary Rosengartan via

  • A cover letter (research statement)
  • A copy of electronic academic transcripts
  • A CV that includes any publications/awards and the contact details of two referees.

For international applicants, evidence of English proficiency may be required.

Scholarship applications will only be successful if prospective candidates are provided with an offer for admission.

7 June 2021.

7 July 2021.

This is one of four Masters for the VHESIF projects.

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

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