Real-world career outcomes
'During my PhD I designed a pigment that can be used to detect ageing in plastic materials, like paints, by giving off a fluorescent glow.
Now I'm a Research Scientist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, where I develop new and improved security features on Australian bank notes to prevent counterfeiting. I love seeing an idea in the lab became something we aim to have in our wallets!'
Make a difference, explore the world
‘My research focuses on aerosol particles in the atmosphere and how they affect clouds and the climate.
QUT has given me many opportunities for exciting field work that will contribute to improving climate modelling. This photo was taken on board the Research Vessel (RV) Investigator at about 65 degrees south at the start of the Antarctic sea ice’.
Help communities make sustainable decisions
‘My PhD research will help improve our understanding of groundwater resources at Tamborine Mountain in Queensland.
This will give the local community and government the information they need to monitor and manage water resources, and to help maintain this beautiful location sustainably into the future’.
Help ecosystems thrive
'I study the limestone sediments from algae skeletons to investigate processes in reef ecosystems. The results could help us to better predict how marine ecosystems might respond to environmental change.
QUT has connected me with a wide network of global collaborators and real-world experiences. This photo was taken during fieldwork on Moreton Bay where we trialled a method for imaging sediments below the seafloor’.
Find real-world health solutions
'My PhD research explored ways to stop the release of an enzyme in the body that prevents wound healing.
I chose to do my PhD at QUT because I completed a placement in their biomedical labs as an undergraduate student and found my love for research there.
Outside the lab I found many career development courses, leadership opportunities and social activities through QUT’.