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. 

Value and duration

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.

Number of scholarships available



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.

How to apply

Please send expressions of interest and enquiries to Prof 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

Open date

Applications are open now.

Close date

Applications close when a candidate is selected.

Terms and conditions

Please refer to RMIT University’s Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Further information

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


For further enquiries please contact Professor Ivan Cole  (03) 9925 4401