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Dynamic wireless transfer systems

There's a growing interest by many governments and industry sectors on dynamic wireless power transfer systems for electric vehicle charging. This means there's increased research intensity in this domain. However, there are numerous important issues that need to be addressed carefully, such as:load estimationsensorless vehicle position estimationrobust controlimproved power converter topologies.

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Master of Philosophy

Emergence of curvature-dependent growth in mathematical models of tissue invasion

The growth of biological tissues in 3D-printed scaffold pores occurs under strong geometric controls depending on the shape and size of the pores. How this control emerges from the interaction between spatial constraints and biological processes such as cell migration and cell proliferation remains largely unknown. Existing phenomenological models of tissue growth hypothesise growth laws which directly involve curvature without considering cellular mechanisms.Recently, a reaction–diffusion mathematical model of tissue growth in porous scaffolds was proposed to investigate cell-level behaviour using …

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Equation learning for partial differential equation models of stochastic random walk models

Random walk models are often used to represent the motion of biological cells. These models are convenient because they allow us to capture randomness and variability. However, these approaches can be computationally demanding for large populations.One way to overcome the computational limitation of using random walk models is to take a continuum limit description, which can efficiently provide insight into the underlying transport phenomena.While many continuum limit descriptions for homogeneous random walk models are available, continuum limit descriptions for heterogeneous …

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Master of Philosophy
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Estimation and control of networked cyberphysical systems

Cyberphysical systems (CPS) integrate sensors, communication networks, controllers, dynamic processes and actuators. CPS play an increasingly important role in modern society, in areas such as:energytransportationmanufacturinghealthcare.Due to the interplay between control systems, communications and computations, the design of CPS requires novel approaches, which bridge disciplinary boundaries.We're interested in developing engineering science and methods for the analysis and design of CPS operating in closed loop. Our research brings together elements of control systems engineering, as well as telecommunications and reinforcement learning.The current …

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Master of Philosophy
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Experiment with multiple conceptual modelling scripts for systems analysis and design

System analysis and design mainly starts with graphical representations of relevant features of a real-world domain, such as data or process models, to improve communication and analysis of information systems.When a system is complex, multiple models are needed to capture different aspects of a system. Different conceptual models may develop using different grammars, methods, and tools.

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Master of Philosophy
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Explainable AI-enabled predictive analytics for decision making support

Modern predictive analytics, underpinned by AI-enabled learning (such as machine learning, deep learning) techniques, has become a key enabler to the automation of data-driven decision making.In the context of business process management, predictive analytics makes predictions about the future state of a running business process instance. These predictions can include:which task will be carried out nextwhen the task be carried outwho will perform the taskwhen an ongoing process instance will be completewhat the outcome will be upon completion.Machine learning models …

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Master of Philosophy
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Fighting slime with nitroxides and polymers

Biofilms, more commonly recognised as slime, are complex communities of microorganisms, which provide these creatures with a niche where they are able to flourish in conditions where they might not normally survive.Because of this enhanced survivability, bacterial biofilms show enhanced resistance to disinfectant and antibiotic treatment, and are the cause of nearly three quarters of hospital-acquired infections. Nitroxides, molecules that possess a stabilised free radical, are able to disperse these biofilms and make them susceptible to treatment.Our research group is …

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Master of Philosophy
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Finite Element Analysis of the bone-cartilage interface: Developing new understanding of the interface biomechanics in arthritic joints

There is still much to learn about the biomechanics of the arthritic knee joint. In particular, improving our understanding of the osteochondral interface may prove to be a critical step in better understanding aetiology and treatment of the diseased joint.We believe combining the complementary approaches of experimental cell-biology and computational modelling will lead to a breakthrough.

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Honours
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Finite element methods for modelling the deformation of polymers

The finite element method (FEM) is by now a well-established and widely accepted approach for modelling the deformation of linearly elastic materials.In this project we will explore which FEM approach and constitutive laws may be applicable for modelling polymers, which have more deformation behaviour than a simple elastic material. Our long-term goal is to be able to accurately model the deformation of polymer bioscaffolds fabricated with the novel melt-electrowriting (MEW) additive manufacturing process. …

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Master of Philosophy
Honours
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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. …

First passage time for diffusion

Mathematical models describing diffusive transport of mass and energy are essential to our understanding of many problems in engineering, physics, biology and chemistry.Classical analysis of mathematical models that describe diffusive transport focus on diffusion in simple geometries, such as lines, discs and spheres composed of homogeneous materials. In contrast, specific applications of diffusive transport theory in more complicated geometries are often explored computationally. This can include geometries with heterogeneous materials.While computational approaches are necessary in certain circumstances, analytical insight is …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
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Forecasting disease spread risk based on human movement patterns

This project aims to forecast the risk of infectious disease spread, such as COVID-19 and dengue, based on human movement patterns. We'll use multiple data sources that describe people movement in order to understand individual and population level mobility patterns, and use empirical disease case data to model the effect of movement on the spread of disease.

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
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