PhD Scholarship in Multi-Objective Optimisation of Additively Manufactured Components Subject to Multiphysics Loading

Develop new design methods for additively manufactured components that must meet multi-physical challenges involving thermal, fluid, and structural loading.

Additive manufacturing can enable innovative part design optimisation eliminating constraints imposed by traditional manufacturing leading to better solutions to challenging multi-disciplinary problems, involving thermal, fluid, and structural loading, present in high-value components.

3 years with the possibility of extension of 6 months  $31,600.

Candidates must:
  • Have first-class Honours or 2A Honours or equivalent in a relevant discipline of mechanical engineering or computer science
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an international student meeting the minimum English language requirements
  • Provide evidence of good 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
  • Be in Australia or able to be in Australia by September 2021.

To apply, please submit the following documents to Professor Ivan Cole 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.

Applications are open now.

9 September 2021.

This is a PhD in conjunction with the ARC Training Centre SEAM.

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

For further information, please contact Ivan Cole via or Maciej Mazur via

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