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Ecoscenography at World Stage Design 2022: creating worlds for climate change performance

Scenography, or performance design, brings together the art of design, performance, architecture, theatrical production, and technologies both established and emerging. In the face of the climate change crisis, new approaches are emerging under the banner of 'ecoscenography', pioneered by Australian researcher Tanja Beer. Ecoscenography combines ecological design and permaculture practices to reconsider how we shape space in theatre, dance, opera, music events, public space design and more.This research project invites you to assist with research engaged in the emerging practice …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Creative Practice
Research centre(s)

Design Lab

Changing the world with augmented creativity

We're seeking brilliant and highly motivated students to work on an Australian Research Council-funded project.Our goal is to transform augmented reality (AR) from a hyper-specialised tool for power users, into an enabler of creativity, socialisation, and new forms of community.We will reimagine augmented reality, from the current hyper-specialised tool for power users, into an enabler of creativity and imagination. We seek to engage with artists, designers, musicians, to explore new forms of creativity, art, and performance.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Computational methods for multi-scale structural optimisation

Structural optimisation is a powerful computational methodology for finding high-performing designs for structural components or material architectures. For example, what periodic scaffold would provide the highest possible stiffness for its weight?Solving such a problem computationally requires an understanding of the relevant equations required to model the physical properties of interest, as well as efficient implementation of a range of numerical methods including finite elements, finite differences and optimisation.With recent developments in 3D printing technologies it is now becoming possible to …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Mathematical Sciences

Female sport officials - understanding their work, learning & development

This project examines the operational environment in which female sport officials work. It aims to foster the work and development practices of sport officials, including deeper discussion around how they might better learn their craft.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Psychophysiological and cognitive workload changes associated with dual-tasking

Understanding the psychophysiological and cognitive workload changes associated with dual-tasking (i.e., mobile device use with a cognitive performance task) is an important research objective and safety concern. A number of distraction tasks have been used in previous dual-tasking research studies; however, few have employed specific psychological measures alongside of standard subjective workload and performance-based measures to understand the changes that occur with different cognitive workload requirements. Thus, a comprehensive evaluation of a laboratory-based dual-tasking paradigm employing specific psychological measures (i.e., …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for Future Mobility/CARRSQ

High performance energy storage materials and devices

Energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors, play an increasingly important role in our daily life as a reliable energy supplier. Supercapacitors are a type of energy storage system that possess merits of rapid energy storage and release (high power density) with a cycling lifetime of ten thousand or more. Nevertheless the energy density of conventional electrochemical capacitor is quite low.This project aims to enhance the energy density of supercapacitors without compromising their power density through innovative designing and synthesising electrode …

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

High performance and economical adsorbents for carbon capture

Capturing excess CO2 from the atmosphere or anthropogenic emissions is key to minimising a warming climate. However, a major barrier to implementing carbon capture is the cost associated with current technologies. Therefore, development of high performance and economical materials to capture excess carbon is of great interest.

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

Computational drug repurposing for neuropsychiatric disease

While hundreds of robust genetic associations have been found for neuropsychiatric disease (such as schizophrenia, major depression, and anxiety) understanding the exact molecular mechanisms leading to disease onset and progression remains challenging. Inherited (i.e. genetic) risk factors for many neuropsychiatric diseases converge on genes that are co-ordinately expressed (co-expressed) in a disease-relevant tissue (e.g. brain). The study of how genetic risk factors affect co-expressed genes (i.e. gene co-expression analysis) has the potential to uncover new biological processes underlying disease onset. …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

High-performance bioinformatic analysis of gene editing targets using Python Standard Libraries

The CRISPR-Cas9 technology allows the modification of virtually any gene in any organism of interest. It has generated a lot of interest, both in the research community and the general population.One of the crucial components of CRISPR experiments is the design of the 'guide RNAs' that will control where modifications occur. It is vital that the modification is made efficiently and at the desired location. This calls for bioinformatic approaches to design these guide RNAs.Our existing Python-based bioinformatic pipeline is …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

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
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

High-performance scoring of CRISPR targets

The CRISPR-Cas9 technology allows the modification of virtually any gene in any organism of interest. It's generated a lot of interest, both in the research community and the general population.One of the crucial components of CRISPR experiments is the design of the "guide RNAs" that will control where modifications occur. It's vital that the modification is made at the desired location and not elsewhere.We developed a method utilising high-performance computing to efficiently assess the "off-target risk" of each guide RNA …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Predicting player performance from one format to another in cricket

Identifying talent as early as possible in elite sport is critical. An important component of this is learning about what metrics of performance in lower grades to focus on to help predict performance in the top grade. This project will explore for this research problem for cricket.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

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