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Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 31 Mar 2019

Job no:501916
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:External Appointment

Non-Linear Vibro-Acoustic Meta-Materials and the University of Adelaide PhD Scholarship Scheme - 2 Scholarships available

Two top-up scholarships valued at $15,000 per annum, for 3 years, are currently available as support while undertaking a research project jointly based in the School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Available to domestic applicants who apply for and receive an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship on the advertised project, the top-up scholarship will be awarded in addition to the RTP stipend scholarship.

Based within the School of Mechanical Engineering our Acoustics Vibration and Control researchers undertake fundamental and applied research to solve significant industry challenges, and consistently deliver tangible, real-world impact.

A couple of recent examples include the use of our innovative:

  • commercial active noise and vibration controllers
  • acoustic and vibration technologies.

The research focus for these 2 PhD projects is on acoustic meta-materials, and, in particular, exploiting non-linear material behaviours to enhance or customise acoustic absorption properties.

The exact details of the project will be negotiated with the candidate prior to submission of an application for an Australian Postgraduate Award. Suggested topics to be investigated include:

  • Highly absorptive acoustic meta-materials for use in air or underwater.
  • Non-linear vibration isolation materials.
  • Non-linear acoustic materials.
  • Adaptive-passive acoustic absorptive material that can be dynamically adjusted.

It is expected the research will involve numerical and theoretical analyses to design a non-linear material that will be fabricated and experimentally tested.
To be eligible you will need to:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident
  • Be studying full-time and onshore in Australia
  • Be assessed by the Adelaide Graduate Centre as meeting all conditions for admission to the Doctoral program
  • Be living in, or able to relocate to, South Australia for the duration of the Scholarship
  • Not hold a qualification at the same or at a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking
  • Not be receiving a living allowance award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the research higher degree program.

For more information about the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at the University of Adelaide, please visit the Adelaide Graduate Centre’s website .

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The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address the eligibility criteria, upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

Applications close 31 March 2019

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Carol Howard
School of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply

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