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Fractional dynamic models for viscoelastic non-Newtonian fluid

This project aims to develop a mathematical framework to investigate the memory effect and anomalous diffusion in viscoelastic, non-Newtonian fluids.We aim to generate new knowledge on the formulation and estimation of the multi-term fractional space-time models governing the flow and heat transfer of these fluids. This will be based on recent advances in fractional calculus, computational methods and statistical techniques.We expect to uncover a new and efficient computational system to model the thermal properties as well as new insights into …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Geopolymers

Geopolymers are materials which are rapidly finding interest in industry because they are 90% less polluting than conventional portland cement. They're made by reacting aluminosilicate materials with alkaline solutions in the presence of a reaction promoter.We're examining new geopolymers made from Australian-based minerals, such as zeolites and clays.

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Gesture-based control of underwater helper-bots

Underwater robotic systems have been in use for several decades. In recent years, various groups have been adding manipulators and other payloads to increase their utility. However, their role has primarily been monitoring and mapping the oceans without human interaction.The next frontier is to have human divers and robotic system collaborate safely and productively in the same space to jointly complete complex tasks. This will involve the robotic system directly understanding and interacting with the diver in a non-verbal manner. …

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PhD
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Glassy 2D molecular materials

Modern semiconductor technologies are based on crystalline materials with well-defined physical and electronic structures.However, molecular materials, such as organic semiconductors, may present interesting opportunities through disordered structures.The focus of this project will be on conjugated 2D materials without long-range order: molecular glasses. Through control of the chemical composition, atomic bonding motifs, and lateral size, we will be able to modify the properties of these materials.Our focus will be on synthesising and studying these new materials to better understand the relationship …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy

GPU acceleration for the lattice Boltzmann method

The lattice Boltzmann method has recently gained popularity for modelling complex fluid​ dynamics including in microfluidics and bio-engineering. The method is computationally expensive, especially for 3D calculations.The aim of this project is to develop codes for the Lattice Boltzmann method that utilise the parallelism of graphics processing units (GPUs) to extend our capabilities for modelling flow phenomena.

Study levels
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Greenhouse robotic platform

This research project focuses on robotic grasping and agricultural robotics. The project aim is to design and develop of a robotic base platform for a greenhouse environment that can autonomously navigate down crop rows and capture important information about crop health.

Guided process analytics for actionable improvement recommendations

Process analytics, often known as process mining, mainly involves data-driven analysis of business processes using the large amount of event log data captured by information systems in organisations.Various analytical techniques help extract insights about the actual business processes with the ultimate goal of process improvement.Within a broad domain of data analytics, process analytics is faced with a main challenge of information overloading. In the ‘big data’ era we often encounter with the problem that there is too much data to …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Haptics controllers for natural interactions in VR

Virtual reality (VR) technologies have become cheaper and more accessible in the last couple of years. This allowed for exploring their use in different areas including gaming, health, education and training settings.While VR can provide high immersion via augmenting our senses in the virtual environment, user interaction with the virtual environment has been limited relying on pre-set gestures or default controllers designed by the companies who built the VR gears.The Vive Tracker is an accessory for HTC Vive which allows …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
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Hearing colour and seeing sound – switchable optoacoustic imaging agents

Optoacoustic imaging is a new medical imaging technique. It utilises laser light to excite an imaging agent, which in turn converts this light energy into heat. This heat is dissipated as a sound wave, which can be detected with an ultrasound receiver. This technique aims to overcome the minimal penetration depth of fluorescence imaging, and the lack of molecular specificity of ultrasound.In this project we are aiming to develop and synthesize intelligent imaging agents for optoacoustics, which are able to …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

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 …

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Honours
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Highly fluorescent and brighter emitters for next generation flexible OLEDs and displays

Display devices are composed of an array of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) in the form of pixels (red, blue, green). Such devices are present in various electronic appliances, including:mobile phonestabletstelevisionssmart packaging productswearable productsautomobile dashing boards.Currently, inorganic light emitting diodes (LEDs) control the display market, but this technology has some limitations such as:high fabrication costlarger area processinglimited to rigid products.The next generation of devices are expected to be flexible and stretchable so they can be used for future rollable televisions …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
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How do information systems contribute to greening the planet

Due to the current climate crisis, information systems (IS) are increasingly asked to not only support economic goals but also to promote environmentally sustainable behaviours.The advocated role for these “green IS” is that they enable practices and processes with improved environmental performance. An example can include facilitating the distribution of renewable energy sources.Knowledge about how exactly information systems can carry out this role. However, this knowledge is nascent, emergent, and incomplete.Some studies have:investigated factors that influence organisational adoption of green …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

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