Research topics and projects

Find a topic you can investigate and see what our students are researching in the QUT Business School.

Within each area of interest, you can find open topics at your study level: PhD, Masters, Honours or the Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES) for eligible undergraduates.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Summer VRES Program

OpportunityFour Summer VRES positions specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander QUT Business School students working on an immersive research project. This research will allow students to better understand the role of research and its role as an effective approach to developing solutions to complex problems.Key details$2,000.00 honorariumflexible-delivery under academic supervision (set your own days)independent or group-based delivery experience80-100 hoursno prior research experience requiredKey Benefitswork closely with academics and the QUT Business School Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Groupprofessional …

Centre/School
QUT Business School

Novel numerical methods and techniques for complex fractional dynamical systems and applications

In recent years, fractional models have attracted considerable interest because of their ability to model many phenomena. Anomalous diffusion phenomena are widely spread in nature and engineering.This proposal aims to carry out innovative and novel research on developing effficient, robust and accurate computational models for complex fractional dynamical systems.This project involves:fractional dynamical systemsnumerical methodsfinite differencefinite elementfinite volumemeshlessspectral methods and applications.

Centre/School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Development of 3D tumour models for radiobiology applications

There is increasing interest in developing 3D tumour models for use in cancer research. The models have been used to investigate and test novel therapies in a model that is closer to the in-vivo tumour micro-environment. So far there has been little investigation of their use for therapeutic interventions that include ionising radiation. This research will investigate how they may be used for studying the fundamental radiobiology of radiotherapy treatments for cancer.

Centre/School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Use of depth sensing technology in radiotherapy and medical imaging

Consumer-grade depth sensing technology has in recent years become widely available. A number of vendors have developed similar technologies.Some examples of these technologies include:Intel’s RealSense™Asus Xtion depth sensorQualcomm Spectra ISP platform, now in its second generation.The systems make use of camera technology that measures the distance to a surface. Rapid image acquisition can then enable real time motion detection of location of the surface. The infra-red transmitter and sensor use a time-of-flight method to construct a depth map, in millimetres, …

Centre/School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Discovery and design of novel catalysts from computational chemistry

The discovery and design of novel materials as efficient catalysts are critical for the development of innovative clean energy and environmental technology. For example, hydrogen production involves hydrogen evolution and oxygen evolution reactions - oxygen reduction/evolution reactions are important in fuel cell and air battery technology, carbon dioxide reduction is related to the mitigation of carbon emission, and nitrogen fixation is linked to the fertiliser production process.In principle, the catalytic properties of a material are completely determined by its electronic …

Centre/School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

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 acceleratorspatient dosimetric verification andin-vivo treatment verificationradiobiology and micro-dosimetry.Some of the widely available monte-carlo codes are used in our research group including TOPAS, EGSnrc, and PRIMO.

Centre/School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Data quality issues in NoSQL databases

In the era of big data, NoSQL (not only structured query language) databases are gaining significance. NoSQL databases offer high performance, availability, scalability, and storage. They have flexible and simple architecture. These characteristics make them a popular candidate for big data analytics.Analysis of big data enables organisations to make informed decisions and decide on strategic moves. However, these decisions can be detrimental to the progress of organisations if the quality of input data is poor, bringing forth the significance of …

Centre/School
School of Information Systems
Study levels
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

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 …

Centre/School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Numerical study and parameter estimation for fractional order epidemic models

In the last decades, some epidemic diseases have been found to cause problems whose magnitude has increased dramatically. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that it is the most important arthropod-borne viral disease of humans.These epidemic diseases include:dengueHIV/AIDSH1N1leptospirosismeaslesSIRSIRCSEIRsalmonella bacterial.Fractional derivatives epidemic systems have also been used to deal with some epidemic behaviors.This proposal aims to carry out innovative and novel research on developing effficient, robust and accurate computational models and parameter estimation techniques for fractional order epidemic models.

Centre/School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Mitigating vehicular crashes into masonry structures using innovative materials technologies at impact zone

Our structures are normally not designed for random and extreme loadings such a vehicular impacts. Buildings and their columns at road frontages and bridge piers are vulnerable to vehicular impacts which result in extensive property damage, harm to people and disruption of normal lives.This project will consider the use of new materials technology and advanced modelling techniques to design critical members of buildings and bridges, or to retrofit existing vulnerable walls and columns in order to mitigate the adverse effects …

Centre/School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Water treatment for beef industry

Poor quality water can reduce productivity in the northern beef industry by up to 25%, which reduces the long-term economic sustainability of the industry.QUT has a long history of developing and deploying water treatment technologies at-scale and is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic student to adapt existing technologies or develop new technologies for the beef industry.

Centre/School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Waste to wealth

This project relates to the conversion of waste products from the mining industry into useful products.

Centre/School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

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