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Fire behaviour of realistic LSF wall systems

This project will investigate how Light Gauge Steel Framing (LSF) wall systems behave during a fire. This experiment will account for practical issues in construction, including floor-to-wall connections and service penetrations.It will include practical and theoretical assessment of a series of realistic connection and service penetration types that are currently used in buildings. We aim to understand how these differences affect fire resistance. …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)

Bushfire design of residential buildings

This project aims to investigate the bushfire performance of residential buildings in the bushfire prone areas of Australia. This includes a detailed review of:bushfire characteristicsradiant and convective heat ratestype and materials used to construct bushfire safe housesstructural and fire performance of external wall and roof panelsstructural design requirementstesting procedures.This comprehensive review will contribute towards developing conceptual models and design methods of external wall and roof systems for residential buildings in bushfire zones. …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)

Bushfire performance of lightweight and fire-resistant wall panels

This project will investigate the structural bushfire performance of lightweight and fire resistant cement based blocks and wall panels. This includes axial compression tests and fire resistance tests of individual blocks currently available in the industry. The performance will be summarized based on the raw materials and the mix proportion of the blocks. …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)

Capacity, wills and enduring powers of attorney

Dr Kelly Purser is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of capacity, wills, enduring powers of attorney, advance health directives, estate planning, equity and trusts, succession, or therapeutic jurisprudence.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
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School
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Research centre(s)
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Identification and functional characterisation of genetic modifiers of iron overload

Iron is an element essential for virtually all life forms; aberrant iron metabolism is linked to many diseases. These include cancers, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, iron overload and iron deficiency disorders, iron-loading anaemias, and the anaemia associated with chronic disease. Central to proper iron regulation is the appropriate expression and activity of the liver-expressed regulatory peptide, hepcidin, and the iron exporter, ferroportin (FPN). Modulating the expression and activity of hepcidin and FPN, and their interaction is …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Investigating genetic variants involved in Wilson disease and copper metabolism using genome editing

Wilson disease (WD) is a genetic disorder of copper metabolism. It can present with hepatic and neurological symptoms, due to copper accumulation in the liver and brain (1). WD is caused by compound heterozygosity or homozygosity for mutations in the copper transporting P-type ATPase gene ATP7B. Over 700 ATP7B genetic variants have been associated with WD. Estimates for WD population prevalence vary with 1 in 30,000 generally quoted. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for successful management of the disease. …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health

Materials discovery and design from quantum mechanics-based computational approaches

Understanding novel physics in nanoscale materials is critical for the development of modern electronics technology.However, such delicate materials are difficult to manipulate and characterize experimentally because of their tiny size. This raises the conundrum of how to proceed forward quickly with exploration and subsequently design of properties.In principle, materials properties are determined by the electronic structure. Quantum mechanics based computational approaches are able to address fundamental electronic, optical and magnetic properties in such materials.This provides a powerful complement to the …

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

Mitigating vehicular crashes into masonry structures using innovative damping technologies at wall edges

With population increases in major cities accompanied by increase in vehicles on road and waterways, structures such as columns in buildings and bridges as well as walls in buildings that are adjacent to the roads or waterways become vulnerable to vehicular crashes. These impacts cause damage or failure to the structure and injuries/deaths to passengers and users of the structure.This project will evaluate the vulnerability of one of those structures to credible vehicular crash and the effects of controlling parameters. …

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

Relationships and Sexuality Education in Queensland Schools

We are seeking a PhD candidate to design and conduct an evaluation of True’s All School relationships and sexuality education (RSE) program, delivered in Queensland schools. This research will constitute a well-supported research training experience for a suitable candidate and the evaluation will advance knowledge in the field. …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Education
School
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Research centre(s)

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