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Growth and characterisation of epitaxial graphene for electronic and sensing applications

The extraordinary properties of graphene, a single sheet of carbon atoms (e.g. monodimensional structure, high conductivity, low-noise characteristics) are expected to be exploited in the next generation of electronic devices and gas sensors. These applications require a perfect control of the growth of graphene layers, and an optimum integration with the processes and materials used in the semiconductor industry.This project aims at studying the growth of graphene obtained by heating crystalline SiC at high temperature in Ar atrmosphere and ultra …

Study level
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

Two dimensional heterostructures on SiC for new electronics

The present electronic technology is approaching the limit to the smallest circuit element achievable, and the future electronic devices will depend critically on the development of novel approaches. Two dimensional materials seem to offer an exciting perspective, and the advent of graphene (a single layer of carbon atoms in a honeycomb structure) sparked a huge interest, but its application to electronics are limited by the absence of a band gap.A new perspective has been open by other 2D materials which …

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

Laser light sensors that see through containers

Raman scattering has been used as a powerful 'fingerprinting' technique for more than 80 years, and is widely used by security and law enforcement for detecting hazardous threats. To better safeguard the community, QUT has developed a unique eye -safe laser Raman sensing system for detecting threats, that works at distance from a target (> 10 m) and operates in real time. Increasingly however, threats are being concealed in order to avoid detection. This project will investigate what range of …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics

Separating nonlinear optical effects in optical limiters

Optical limiting uses a medium’s nonlinear response to allow light at low intensities to be transmitted, but restricts transmission at high intensities so as to safeguard sensitive detectors including the eye. A popular nonlinear process used in optical limiters is two photon absorption where two high intensity light photons are simultaneously absorbed thereby reducing the light transmission through the medium. Unfortunately, in gold nanoparticle optical limiters a second nonlinear process can arise – saturated absorption which leads to an increase …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

A new physics informed machine learning framework for structural optimisation design of the biomedical devices

The machine learning based computer modelling and simulation for engineering and science is a new era. The optimisation analysis is widely used in the design of structures.

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

Managing motion in radiotherapy treatments

The outcomes of radiotherapy treatments are influenced by patient motion such as breathing during the delivery of the treatment.A number of research projects are available to investigate and develop new techniques for measuring and managing motion during the radiotherapy treatment. These include imaging and surface measurement during treatment.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Biomedical Technologies

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 accelerators, radiobiology, patient dosimetric verification and in-vivo treatment verification using electronic portal imaging devices.span

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Biomedical Technologies

Development of 3D tumour models for radiobiological research

Approximately 40 percent of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy as part of the management of their disease. Radiation can be used alone or in combination with other treatment modalities such as surgery, chemotherapy, and increasingly immunotherapy.Optimising the delivery of radiation, to take advantage of new treatment planning and delivery techniques, or to test new combinations of treatment modalities in a pre-clinical setting, has traditionally been performed using single layer 2D cell cultures and small animal models.Recently, it has become …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Biomedical Technologies

An analysis of active galactic nuclei selection diagnostics

The accretion of material onto a supermassive black hole (SMBH) is known to generate active galactic nuclei (AGN), which are among the most luminous objects in the Universe. Despite this, most AGN cannot be seen directly as they are often obscured by copious amounts of gas and dust. Given the critical link between AGN and the cosmic evolution of SMBHs, uncovering a complete census of AGN represents a critical challenge for astrophysicists.In this project, you will investigate a broad range …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics

Identification of novel melanoma biomarkers using exosomes

Tumour cells excrete exosomes, membrane vesicles (30-150 nm diameter) that encapsulate and transport proteins, metabolites and genetic material. They mediate intercellular communication within the tumor microenvironment, metastasis formation via circulation, and development of drug resistance. Circulating tumor-derived exosomes can be isolated from blood patients as a non-invasive liquid biopsy.The chemical composition and overall properties of the exosomal membranes are expected to be similar to those of parent cell membranes and to modulate blood circulation time, and uptake and targeting of …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

Implementing research into clinical care: does our Tertiary Obesity Multidisciplinary Service improve outcomes beyond weight loss?

Obesity may be a barrier to accessing non-emergent surgery for conditions including hip and knee replacements, some early cancers, and kidney transplantation. Weight loss treatment is a complex intervention, with multiple components contributing to induce a weight loss response in individuals. Best practice weight loss interventions are delivered by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) - including dietitian, physiotherapist or exercise physiologist, pharmacist, psychologist, and physician.We are using an implementation science framework to evaluate the enablers and barriers to implementing best evidence …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

The physical determinants of elite water polo players

QUT’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has partnered with Water Polo Australia to provide a research scholarship to a suitably qualified and highly motivated student. This industry-based candidature will have a core research focus based around the physical determinants of elite water polo players. The School of Exercise and Nutrition Science has a close working relationship with its internal department stakeholders in addition to National and local community sporting bodies inclusive of the Queensland Academy of Sport, Australian Institute …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

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