RMIT CSIRO Industry PhD Program

RMIT-CSIRO-Industry funded PhD Scholarship for an innovative concrete slab and flexible pavement system.

Discover the future of road construction with RMIT-CSIRO-Industry scholarship, investigating innovative concrete slab and pavement system. Optimize their integrity through material research and finite element analysis.

$46,000 per annum for four years.

Open now.

Friday 27 October 2023.

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 The student must: 

  • Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident, or a New Zealand citizen. 
  • Meet participating university PhD admission requirements.  
  • Meet university English language requirements. 
  • Not have previously completed a PhD. 
  • Be able to commence the Program in the year of the offer.  
  • Enrol as a full-time PhD student. 
  • Be prepared to be located at the project location(s) that the host university has approved and, if required, comply with the host university’s external enrolment procedures.

Interested candidates should contact the RMIT supervisors Dr Rajeev Roychand ( or Prof. Jie Li ( to express their interest.

Please provide the following documentation to the RMIT supervisors:

  • a statement to outline your interest.
  • an electronic copy of your academic transcripts
  • a CV that includes any publications and the contact details of 2 referees.

You should also submit an application for 'Admission Only' via the Online application service.

  • The EOI is assessed by the supervisory team and shortlisted applicants are interviewed. 
  • The supervisory team nominates a preferred applicant. 
  • The nominated applicant will be instructed to apply. 
  • The application is then assessed by the university against PhD admission criteria. 
  • The university will issue a letter of offer for the program if all conditions have been satisfied.  

Essential experience

  • Structural Analysis and Modelling: Experience in structural analysis techniques, including finite element analysis (FEA).
  • Data Analysis and Statistics: Knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g., R, Python, SPSS) and data visualisation techniques.

Desirable experience

  • Experimental Skills: Experience in planning, conducting, and analysing concrete-related experiments. This includes experience in laboratory testing of concrete materials.
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