National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life Scholarship

Updated: 25 days ago
Location: Adelaide Mail Centre, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Graduate Research School will accept applications until all positions are filled.

The newly established Australian National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life is seeking highly motivated students interested in pursuing PhD’s in the area of wood deterioration and its prevention.

The Centre is based in Brisbane Australia and is a joint venture between the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC), the University of Queensland and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF).

Students will be based at the UniSC Brisbane campus and will operate in laboratory facilities operated by QDAF. Highly qualified students will receive a stipend and tuition waiver to support their studies. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel methods for assessing heartwood durability
  • Fungal colonization patterns in decayed wood
  • Improved methods for assessing durability
  • Developing predictive durability models
  • Developing improved methods for timber preservation

For more information you can contact Professor Jeff Morrell -

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