Research Programs

We are working with industry and clinical partners in three major research areas:

Research Program 1

Platform technologies for rigorous design and development of personalised medical implants.

Research Program 2 

Technologies for optimising implant materials and manufacturing for maximum patient safety and function.

Research Program 3 

Virtual assessment of device performance: From preclinical testing and enhancing clinical trials to planning and decision support.

Looking for a PhD scholarship?

We are currently seeking applicants for multiple PhD scholarship opportunities for research projects that are associated with the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies (ARC CMIT).


A scholarship is available to successful PhD candidates for 3 years, with a possible 6-month extension. Each research project will be undertaken with an industry and/or hospital partner. For more information on the research projects, please see below.


Expressions of interest are invited.



  • Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for enrolment in Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the relevant University node, including the required level of English language proficiency.

  • Applicants must be willing to undertake research and research training in one of the Centre projects and have an approved academic supervisor from the relevant University.


Selection Criteria

  • Academic merit and CV;

  • Area of study and research proposal;

  • Academic referee reports;

  • Interest in and/or experience working with industry partners;

  • Evidence of well-developed interpersonal and written communication skills.


To express your interest in a PhD scholarship, please email a copy of your CV and academic transcripts:  


Projects@The University of Melbourne


Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 3010

Click here to find out more about the PhD projects.

Projects@Flinders University


Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia, 5042

Click here to find out more about the PhD projects.


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