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Job Record #15568
TitlePhD Scholarship:CFD and EFD Studies of Nasal Surgical Manoeuvre
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerRMIT University
LocationAustralia, VIC, Bundoora
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, March 01, 2019

Computational and Experimental Studies of Nasal Surgical Manoeuvres

Disordered nasal airflow can lead to significant impairment in quality-of- life. As the incidence of nasal airway obstruction is high, surgery to relieve nasal obstruction is a commonly performed elective procedure. The engineering discipline of fluid dynamics provides highly detailed information on airflow behaviour that can reveal precise causes of obstruction and the effects of corrective surgery. Experimental fluid dynamics (EFD) using PIV and PLIF, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using Ansys-Fluent to provides visualisation and analysis of flow properties.

This PhD project will:

  • use an integrated computational-experimental approach to study the effects of surgical manoeuvres in the nose, in the form of “virtual surgery” on computer models then compare the results with test subjects undergoing routine surgery, thus leading to a rational scientific basis for each technique
  • exploit fluid dynamics principles as the scientific foundation to develop novel, efficacious, surgical techniques, without requiring experimentation on actual patients.
  • impact upon the practice of Otolaryngology by providing scientific evidence-based results that prove precisely which surgical manoeuvres are effective in nasal airway obstruction surgery.
  • The work will involve ENT surgeons, and fluid dynamics engineers

    Value and duration

    This is for a PhD Scholarship, or a top-up scholarship, for a period of 3 years. The value of the scholarship is up to $31,000 per year. For a candidate already holding a scholarship, a top-up of up to $10,000 per year is available for work on this project.

    Number of scholarships available



    To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
    • have a Degree (or equivalent Masters by Research) in engineering or related discipline, biomedical, physics, or related discipline.
    • be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or a self-funded international student.
    • preferably have research experience involving computational modelling, image processing, and experimental techniques.
    • possess a strong desire to study fluid dynamics using computational and experimental techniques, and passion for modern supercomputing.

    How to apply Applicants should contact Dr Kiao Inthavong to discuss eligibility.

    Open date Applications are now open as of 1 Jan 2019

    Terms and conditions

    PhD stipend of $31,000 per year for 3 years as scholarship (or up to $10,000 per year as a top-up scholarship, for a candidate already in receipt of an APA or equivalent scholarship). The applicant should be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or a self-funded international student.
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NameKiao Inthavong
Email ApplicationYes
AddressPlenty Road
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