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Understanding the mechanisms of improving log quality in different process mining tools

Process mining is a specialised form of data-driven process analytics where process data is analysed to uncover the real behaviour and performance of business operations. This data is usually collated from the different IT systems typically available in organisations.For the data and process analysis to be accurate, the accuracy of data is crucial. This identifies the significance of the quality of logs supplied for analysis.It's the responsibility of the process analyst to identify, assess and remedy the data to reduce …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Investigating the mechanical properties of temperate, subtropical, and tropical fodder

There is strong, qualitative evidence that fodder crops produced in the tropics are 'tougher' and less nutritious than fodder crops produced in subtropical and temperate regions.However, tools that can quantify the mechanical properties of fodder crops, particularly those with direct relevance to feeding and nutrition, are lacking.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Biology and Environmental Science

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of microbial adaptation to growth on biorefinery feedstocks

Biorefineries are centralised industrial facilities that transform waste and by-products from the crop and animal production sectors into products such as food, energy, and materials. As such, they are central 'pillars' of the circular bioeconomy.Some biorefinery feedstocks are challenging to transform using microorganisms because they contain 'unusual' carbohydrates or a complex mixture of inhibitory compounds.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Biology and Environmental Science

Topological control over cell behaviour for robust additive tissue biomanufacturing

Hospital departments are adopting medical imaging, modelling, and 3D printing to automate personalised implant manufacture and avoid malpractice related to surgical handcrafting. Although several 3D printed implants are approved for medical use, their therapeutic value remains limited as acellular devices with coarse resolution. The ability to print scaffold implants with cell microenvironment precision has been achieved using melt electrowriting (MEW), an emerging technique frequently applied to produce cell culture scaffolds.In contemporary MEW studies, the effect of materials or pore sizes …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Sustainable hydrogen production

The hydrogen economy is rapidly developing, especially in Japan and Australia.An attractive means of generating hydrogen is by splitting water using electrocatalysts.This project is focused on integration of concentrated solar photovoltaic systems with novel electrocatalysis systems with high efficiency for hydrogen production.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Water treatment for beef industry

Poor quality water can reduce productivity in the northern beef industry by up to 25%, which reduces the long-term economic sustainability of the industry.QUT has a long history of developing and deploying water treatment technologies at-scale and is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic student to adapt existing technologies or develop new technologies for the beef industry.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

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
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Industrial water treatment

Our research group has a strong focus on solving problems related to water treatment.Research topics in this area include, but are not limited to:coal seam gasshale oil and gasmunicipal wastewateracid mine drainagemining waterfood and beverage manufacturingagriculturedesalinationammonia and phosphate nutrient recoverymetal recovery.The majority of projects involve collaboration with industry. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Degradation modelling & maintenance planning for biomass boilers

Biomass boilers are critical for the generation of steam for industrial use and power generation. However, these boilers degrade over time and failure result in costly forced shutdowns.The aim of this project is to develop and validate new models to describe key degradation mechanisms (erosion, corrosion, etc.). We'll then use these models to develop new inspection, maintenance, and renewal plans.The project will make use of real operational data to develop both physical and stochastic process models to describe future failure …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Patient-specific assessment of atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability: Towards a computational tool for early detection and prediction

Plaque characteristics and local haemodynamic/mechanical forces keep changing during plaque progression and rupture.Quantifying these changes and discovering the progression-stress correlation can improve our understanding of plaque progression/rupture. This will lead to a quantitative assessment tool for early detection of vulnerable plaques and prediction of possible ruptures.Our research project aims to combine medical imaging, computational modelling, phantom experiments and pathological analysis to investigate plaque progression and vulnerability to rupture in both animal models and patients with carotid stenosis.We will identify and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Digital twin of a lab-scale renewable hydrogen facility

Both a laboratory-scale renewable hydrogen facility and a digital twin, also known as a digital replica, are being developed at QUT's Gardens Point campus.The laboratory-scale facility interconnects low-power renewable energy sources to supply a set of electrolysers and produce hydrogen as a 'green fuel'.The facility's digital twin will use real-time data and analytical dynamic models to optimise the operation of the plant, including the production of hydrogen.The proposed project aims to evaluate a range of software systems that will enable …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Solar thermal power materials testing and analysis

Concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technology presents a number of materials based challenges.Corrosive media, elevated temperatures and thermal transients in combination with mechanical stresses can induce various degradation mechanisms which affect the durability of plant components.The QUT Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI) Materials group are investigating many variations of structural materials in conjunction with CSP environments to better understand these degradation mechanisms and provide materials information to the CSP community.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

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