Mastermind ingenious solutions to everyday problems
Undertake an Engineering research-based higher degree at Flinders, and you’ll have the opportunity to work with engineers and clinicians, health researchers and web developers, designers and users, industry and government to collaborate on creative solutions to address global challenges in health, transport, defence and industry 4.0 manufacturing.
Why undertake a PhD in Engineering at Flinders
With the guidance of an expert supervisor, take the opportunity to leverage Flinders’ extensive industry connections and plug into our $120 million hub of innovation and entrepreneurship at Tonsley.
Your chosen research area is flexible, and ultimately agreed between you and your supervisor. Areas of focus could include:
You will drive a project that creates valuable new scientific knowledge; with the ultimate goal of finding economic and environmental solutions to real world problems.
You’re not here to reinvent the wheel – you’re here to reimagine the wheel, to progress the wheel, to dynamize the wheel, and to take it to places it’s never been before.
A PhD in Engineering will position you as an expert in your area of specialisation. A PhD is a stepping stone to professional research or as a highly sought-after expert in the private or public sector in Australia or internationally. This prestigious degree will equip you with valuable skills in communications, time management and organisation transferrable to any role.
The Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI) aims to develop innovative solutions to a range of healthcare problems including: new assistive technologies to make rehabilitation more engaging and build independence for people living with impairments; developing personalised models and new medical devices to improve surgery successes and big data to better understand Australian health.
To achieve this, we are bringing great minds together; engineers and clinicians, health researchers and web developers, designers and users, industry and government to collaborate on creative solutions to address global healthcare challenges.
Centre for Defence Engineering Research and Training (CDERT) is to bring our research strengths to bear, to develop world-leading academic knowledge and capability in key disciplines that make up defence engineering and technology.
Working together with our partners in the defence industry, both in Australia and in allied nations, CDERT is focused on the provision of research, training and consultancy excellence. Our research objective is to work with our partners to find innovative practical solutions to real-world defence problems. Our training programs are designed to meet the rapidly growing demand from our partners, to build a highly-skilled workforce supporting the uptake of advanced technologies driving industrial transformation.
Our strong collaboration with the defence industry, coupled with our research strengths in key disciplines and our unique research facilities, support our capability in conducting world-class research and in achieving impact.
Flinders academic staff are recognised experts in their specialised Engineering fields. They are embedded in real-world applications of research, with extensive knowledge, networks and industry partners to support PhD students and deliver exciting and valuable research outcomes. Get in touch with a supervisor of your choice today, to discuss your area of interest, and start on your path to thought leadership.
|Dr Amin Mahmoudi||Energy storage and renewable energy eystems, electrical machines and drives|
|Dr David Hobbs
||Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology, technology and disability|
|Associate Professor Egon Perilli||
Bone biomechanics, bone imaging, modelling and instrumentation, fracture assessment, metabolic bone disease, modelling the structure of bone, Osteo-arthritis
|Associate Professor John Costi||Biomechanics, biomechanics, bones, soft tissues and joints, biomedical engineering, bone biomechanics, multiscale testing, orthopaedics, robotic and biomedical engineering|
|Associate Professor Elena Sitnikova||Critical Infrastructure protection, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition(SCADA) systems cybersecurity, critical cyber-physical systems (CPS) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)|
|Professor Karen Reynolds||
Biomedical engineering, bone biomechanics, bone imaging, modelling and instrumentation, medical devices, non-invasive monitoring, virtual reality medical simulation
|Professor Karl Sammut
||Active vibration control, autonomous vehicles, computer vision, embedded systems, robotics, smart materials|
|Professor Mark Taylor||Arthroplasty, biomechanics, bones, soft tissues and joints, bone biomechanics, finite element analysis, orthopaedics|
|Dr Reza Hashemi Oskouei||Hip joint replacement, hip joint implants, hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings for implant materials|
|Dr Stuart Wildy||Composite structures and materials, engineering, experimental techniques, fracture detection, fracture toughness and mechanics of materials, interdisciplinary engineering and technology, marine composites and structures, materials engineering/science, mechanical properties of materials, stress analysis|
|Dr Youhong Tang||Polymer nanocomposites, Fibre reinforced composites, Chemo/bio fluorescent sensors, Hydrogels, Triboelectric nanogenerator|
|Dr Russell Brinkworth||
Autonomous vehicles, robotics, infrared sensing
|Dr Aliakbar Gholampour||Civil engineering, environmentally sustainable construction, materials engineering, construction materials performance and processes|
|Dr Kristy Hansen||Environmental noise, flow control, sleep, wind farm noise|
|Dr Tom Vincent||Concrete, concrete composites, FRP-confinement, high-performance concrete columns|
|Dr Hongyu Qin||Computational geomechanics, constitutive modelling of geomaterials, foundation and soil structure interaction, numerical methods in geomechanics, pile foundations, transportation geotechnics, underground excavation and tunnelling|
|Dr Nicholas Holyoak||Transport studies, civil engineering|
|Associate Professor Kenneth Pope||Biomedical analysis, EEG, CT, MRI, ICA, biomedical and electronic engineering, biomedical signal processing, signal and image processing|
|Associate Professor Paulo Santos||Artificial intelligence, spatial reasoning, knowledge representation, machine learning, cognitive robotics, computer vision and logic programming|
|Professor Samuel Drake||Spectrum security, electromagnetic systems security, signal processing, space, general relativity|
|Dr Shengjian Chen||Applied electromagnetics, RFID based wearable applications, leaky wave antennas, microwave absorbers, wearable and reconfigurable electromagnetic structures based on novel conductive materials such as graphene, conductive polymers and conductive fabrics|
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