Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Engineering, Science, technology and engineering and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

What you'll receive

The successful applicant will receive a living allowance for three years, indexed annually, at the RTP rate ($28,092 in 2020). The scholarship is for full-time study and can be used to support living costs. A six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval by QUT.

International students will also receive a tuition fee sponsorship. Scholarship conditions will be governed by QUTPRA rules.


You must:

  • meet QUT academic and english language entry requirements
  • hold a bachelor degree with first- or second-class honours (Division A) or a masters degree highly awarded. These degrees should incorporate a significant research component in either mechanical engineering, biomechanics, or related degrees
  • essential skills include strong knowledge in rigid-multibody dynamics, solid mechanics and basic knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and function
  • evidence of competent work with programming languages, such as Python, MATLAB or C++, and finite element method (e.g ANSYS, FEBio, ABAQUS) is required.

How to apply

Email your expression of interest to Associate Professor Saulo Martelli.

Your must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae or resume
  • your academic transcripts
  • any English language test results
  • details of two referees.

If your expression of interest is accepted you will be invited to submit a full application to QUT.

How to apply for a research degree

What happens next?

Applications close no later than 30 September 2020.

About the scholarship

About the project

The scholarship is funded by QUT's School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering, and the Australian Research Council (DP180103146).

The incumbent will be part of a leading international research team at the School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering, and will work in close collaboration with partner industries.


Intrinsically stable knee reconstruction surgery


The early onset of osteoarthritis in knee ligament reconstruction surgery and the stability complication in total knee replacements have been attributed to differences between the motion in the healthy and operated knee. The project will develop methods for repristinating the healthy knee motion in knee reconstruction surgery. The project will leverage on an ongoing data collection funded by the Australian Research Council (DP180103146) and will use numerical and experimental methods for developing, testing, and deploying the new technology.

Supervisory team

  • Saulo Martelli
  • Peter Pivonka.

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