Engineering of the next generation functional biomaterials
Pectin is widely used in food, pharmaceutical or cosmetic industries. Current chemical based extraction processes have low efficiency and cause environmental pollution. Development of a green extraction process with efficient and environmentally friendly manner is crucial in pectin manufacturing.
Dr Vassilis KontogiorgosSchool of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Associate professor Jatindra K SahuCentre for Rural Development and Technology
The Urban Frontier: Rights, environment and citizenship on the rapdily growing urban fringe of world cities.
This project will find ways to better integrate the social, economic, political and environmental interests of citizens living on on the rapidly growing urban fringes of two of the world’s fastest growing urban environments.
Dr Peter WaltersSchool of Social Science
Associate Professor Vibha AroraDepartment of Humanities and Social Science
Fractional Differential Equations in Mathematical Biology – modelling and simulation.
In this PhD project we will use fractional differential equations to model and simulate neuron spiking and protein friction. To run the simulations we will develop numerical schemes which reduce the memory footprint of the memory tail characterising fractional derivatives.
Dr Dietmar OelzSchool of Mathematics and Physics
Associate professor Mani MehraDepartment of Mathematics
Robustness Analysis of Inductive Learning Systems
Robustness analysis of Neural-net based systems for security properties using fuzzing and symbolic execution techniques.
Dr Guowei YangSchool of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Assistant professor Subodh SharmaDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering
XRCT Hydromechanical Damage Evolution In Porous Rocks: Characterisation and Modelling
This project aims to develop a new damage model based on thermodynamics and damage mechanics to capture the hydro-mechanical driven damage of porous rock. The damage evolution is characterised using coupled ultrasonic wave propagation responses and X-ray micro-computed tomography (XRCT) imaging.
Dr Mehdi SeratiSchool of Civil Engineering
Professor Dipti SahooDepartment of Civil Engineering
Associate professor Hamid RoshanCivil Engineering
Heat events and health burden in the tropics under the global warming
Heat warning for heat waves have been derived from data in the temperate zones. Evidence needs to be examined for the appropriateness of these in areas where components to the relationship between heat and health are different.
Associate professor Nicholas OsborneSchool of Public Health
Dr Sagnik DeyCentre for Atmospheric Sciences
Dr Darsy DarssanSchool of Public Health
Transitional Metal Thiophosphates Based Cathodes for Researchable Aluminium-ion Batteries
Battery technology is critical for global energy transformation. Aluminium-ion batteries (AIBs) are promising new battery technology but suffer from low capacity cathodes. This project aims to develop stable and high capacity transitional metal thiophosphates as a new generation of AIB cathodes.
Professor Chengzhong YuAustralian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
Professor Ashok K GanguliDepartment of Chemistry
Engineering nano particulate anti-virulence compounds for synergy with other antimicrobials
Antivirulence agents provide a means to reduce antimicrobial resistance, and improve antimicrobial efficacy. This project will rationally design novel fusions/nanoformulations of antivirulence agents and antimicrobials, which enhance synergy and anti-biofilm activity towards important bacteria.
Associate Professor Peter MoyleSchool of Pharmacy
Professor Prashant MishraDepartment of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Dr Zyta ZioraInstitute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)
Investigating the Conservation Physiology of Australia’s iconic wildlife under the impacts of climate change
Climate change is a major economical and biodiversity conservation issue in this millennia. In this study, using physiological and clinical health data will provide a new approach to evaluating risks of wildlife species towards environmental trauma.
Dr Edward NarayanSchool of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Associate professor Somnath Baidya RoyCentre for Atmospheric Sciences
Indian summer monsoon variability during the past ten thousand years
Significant spatial and temporal heterogeneity exist between the records of past monsoon variability calling for independent, well-dated paleoclimate reconstructions. This project aims to reconstruct high resolution monsoon changes across the last 10,000 years using lake archives from North India.