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Leading diversity

Diversity is a buzz word in many organizations today. While having a diverse team promise potential for innovation and creativity, it can also create many challenges. Leading diversity will be an important capability for future leaders.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Data quality issues in NoSQL databases

In the era of big data, NoSQL (not only structured query language) databases are gaining significance. NoSQL databases offer high performance, availability, scalability, and storage. They have flexible and simple architecture. These characteristics make them a popular candidate for big data analytics.Analysis of big data enables organisations to make informed decisions and decide on strategic moves. However, these decisions can be detrimental to the progress of organisations if the quality of input data is poor, bringing forth the significance of …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Mitigating vehicular crashes into masonry structures using innovative materials technologies at impact zone

Our structures are normally not designed for random and extreme loadings such a vehicular impacts. Buildings and their columns at road frontages and bridge piers are vulnerable to vehicular impacts which result in extensive property damage, harm to people and disruption of normal lives.This project will consider the use of new materials technology and advanced modelling techniques to design critical members of buildings and bridges, or to retrofit existing vulnerable walls and columns in order to mitigate the adverse effects …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

The use of PET-MRI in radiotherapy treatment planning

PET/CT is frequently used to assist in the planning of radiotherapy treatments. The PET information can help with determining the extent and function of the tumour as well as possible involvement of lymph nodes. This could result in improved targeting of the radiation to the disease.PET/MRI offers a number of advantages over PET/CT for head and neck cancer radiotherapy treatment planning. The MRI offers superior soft tissue contrast and no ionising radiation dose compared to the current standard of care, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)

Development of 3D tumour models for radiobiology applications

There is increasing interest in developing 3D tumour models for use in cancer research. The models have been used to investigate and test novel therapies in a model that is closer to the in-vivo tumour micro-environment. So far there has been little investigation of their use for therapeutic interventions that include ionising radiation. This research will investigate how they may be used for studying the fundamental radiobiology of radiotherapy treatments for cancer.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Use of depth sensing technology in radiotherapy and medical imaging

Consumer-grade depth sensing technology has in recent years become widely available. A number of vendors have developed similar technologies.Some examples of these technologies include:Intel’s RealSense™Asus Xtion depth sensorQualcomm Spectra ISP platform, now in its second generation.The systems make use of camera technology that measures the distance to a surface. Rapid image acquisition can then enable real time motion detection of location of the surface. The infra-red transmitter and sensor use a time-of-flight method to construct a depth map, in millimetres, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Discovery and design of novel catalysts from computational chemistry

The discovery and design of novel materials as efficient catalysts are critical for the development of innovative clean energy and environmental technology. For example, hydrogen production involves hydrogen evolution and oxygen evolution reactions - oxygen reduction/evolution reactions are important in fuel cell and air battery technology, carbon dioxide reduction is related to the mitigation of carbon emission, and nitrogen fixation is linked to the fertiliser production process.In principle, the catalytic properties of a material are completely determined by its electronic …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science
Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Monte Carlo modelling in radiotherapy

Various research projects are available in the use of monte-carlo techniques in radiotherapy and medical imaging. These include:modelling radiotherapy linear acceleratorspatient dosimetric verification andin-vivo treatment verificationradiobiology and micro-dosimetry.Some of the widely available monte-carlo codes are used in our research group including TOPAS, EGSnrc, and PRIMO.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)

Highly fluorescent and brighter emitters for next generation flexible OLEDs and displays

Display devices are composed of an array of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) in the form of pixels (red, blue, green). Such devices are present in various electronic appliances, including:mobile phonestabletstelevisionssmart packaging productswearable productsautomobile dashing boards.Currently, inorganic light emitting diodes (LEDs) control the display market, but this technology has some limitations such as:high fabrication costlarger area processinglimited to rigid products.The next generation of devices are expected to be flexible and stretchable so they can be used for future rollable televisions …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science
Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Blast response and safety assessment of transport tunnels

Transport tunnels have become indispensable to cater to the increasing transportation need of modern cities.Due to large numbers of passengers and station staff in such tunnels they become vulnerable to terrorist bomb attacks.This projects treats the response of transport tunnels to internal blasts and proposes strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of such explosions.The credible blast loading is determined by the amount of explosive that could be taken (unnoticed) into a underground bus/train station and the location of the explosion.Advanced …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Novel numerical methods and techniques for complex fractional dynamical systems and applications

In recent years, fractional models have attracted considerable interest because of their ability to model many phenomena. Anomalous diffusion phenomena are widely spread in nature and engineering.This proposal aims to carry out innovative and novel research on developing effficient, robust and accurate computational models for complex fractional dynamical systems.This project involves:fractional dynamical systemsnumerical methodsfinite differencefinite elementfinite volumemeshlessspectral methods and applications. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Numerical study and parameter estimation for fractional order epidemic models

In the last decades, some epidemic diseases have been found to cause problems whose magnitude has increased dramatically. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that it is the most important arthropod-borne viral disease of humans.These epidemic diseases include:dengueHIV/AIDSH1N1leptospirosismeaslesSIRSIRCSEIRsalmonella bacterial.Fractional derivatives epidemic systems have also been used to deal with some epidemic behaviors.This proposal aims to carry out innovative and novel research on developing effficient, robust and accurate computational models and parameter estimation techniques for fractional order epidemic models. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)

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