PhD scholarship in automated realignment of bone fragments - “Solving the fracture puzzle”

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for future PhD students studying computer modelling.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Science and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You'll receive a living allowance of $32,304 per annum for 3.5 years, indexed annually. The scholarship can be used to support living costs.

International students may also receive a research degree tuition fee sponsorship.


You must:

  • meet the admission criteria for a PhD (PDF file, 92.7 KB)
  • meet the English language proficiency requirements
  • apply for and be accepted into a PhD
  • not have previously completed a PhD or it's equivalent
  • hold a relevant degree (e.g., infomatics, computer graphics or related branches)
  • have strong mathematical and programming skills (essential)
  • experience in computer graphical modelling (desirable)
  • demonstrable oral and written communication skills in English
  • be able to study full time.

How to apply

To express your interest in this scholarship, email Dr Beat Schmutz with your CV, academic transcripts and any required English language certificates.

What happens next?

This scholarship will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Suitably qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

If your scholarship application is successful, you'll need to accept the offer by the response date provided in your offer. We expect you to begin your research degree early in the following year.

Eligibility for admission to a PhD is determined by the Research Students Centre. Scholarships applications will be assessed by the faculty you’re applying to study with.


You must be enrolled as a full-time student for the duration of the scholarship.

About the scholarship

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified individuals for an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded PhD scholarship in our Science and Engineering Faculty.

The successful candidate will mainly be involved in the development and validation of a novel procedure for automatically aligning fragments of fractured bones back to their original anatomical positions. The method will be implemented in the virtual environment utilising 3D bone models generated from medical image data.

The project is part of the newly established multi-million dollar ARC Training Centre for Multiscale 3D Imaging, Modelling and Manufacturing. The recipient will have the opportunity of working closely with R&D of the project’s associated industry partner, Stryker GmbH, in Kiel, Germany.

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