Are you looking to complete a joint PhD with the Melbourne India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA)? Partake in a collaborative research project between UoM and one of our partnering Indian universities and receive a jointly awarded PhD at the programme’s conclusion. The projects below are now open for application.
To apply, find a project you are interested in, note down the contact details of the Melbourne-based project supervisor, and follow the steps for how to apply.
- Water quality and treatment, stormwater harvesting
- Modelling of plastic leakages from land and its transport to water
- Lab to field scale trial of low cost water purification filters
- Satellite remote sensing of soil moisture using active and passive microwave systems
- Downscaling GRACE satellite data to improve monitoring and modelling local-scale groundwater changes
- Impacts of climate variability and change on groundwater recharge and surface-groundwater interaction
Development of an incremental finite-element limit analysis technique for boundary value problems in sand
Finite-element limit analysis techniques, when used for capacity analysis on routine geotechnical problems, have proven to be versatile, robust and computationally cheaper as compared to corresponding elastoplastic finite element approaches. They are also easily programmable on any routine programming packages. However, their application is currently limited to problems undergoing small strains to failure.
This project aims to extend the modelling capabilities of the bound methods by developing an incremental finite-element limit analysis technique that caters for geometric and material non-linearity during large deformation. The approach will be validated using selected boundary value problems relevant to offshore geotechnics. The project will also explore the use of advanced constitutive models as an alternative to the traditional elastic-perfectly plastic model. The research is expected to improve flexibility, applicability and confidence in the use of bound theorems.
Dr Shiaohuey Chow, University of Melbourne
Dr Anamitra Roy, University of Melbourne
Dr Paramita Bhattacharya, IIT Kharagpur
- Urban Land-Use Change Modelling using fusion of muli-sensor data sources
- Novel organic semiconductors
- Mechanism of charge transport
- Dynamics and mechanisms of thermally activated delayed fluorescence
- Pulse shaping for multiphoton, time-resolved and polarised microscopy
MIPA joint PhD opportunities
To learn more about MIPA projects and hear what current joint PhD candidates have to say about the program, visit the current projects page.
If you have questions about MIPA or the application process for any of our International Research Training Groups (IRTGs), please contact us.
You can also take a look at the funded joint PhD opportunities offered by other IRTGs here.
Propose your own joint PhD
If these joint PhD opportunities don’t align with your interests, you may also propose your own research project. Please contact potential supervisors directly to discuss project ideas and funding options. Contact details for our research staff, their areas of expertise and supervision availability are available on Find an Expert.