Univ of New South Wales at Sydney will support a PhD scholarship of multiphase flow modelling. STIPEND AU$41,209 per year for four years, plus CAREER DEVELOPMENT Up to AU$10K each year. The deadline is 12th July 2019. Active students are encouraged to apply online ASAP.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The effective delivery and control of drug particles or agglomerates from blood vessels to tumour cells is a critical step for their effectiveness in treating the target tumour. This project aims to understand the particle-scale fundamentals in the transport processes by means of unique state-of-the-art numerical techniques. Of particular interests are non-spherical particles transports inside blood vessels, through vessel walls and inside tumour cells, agglomerates breakage, and the effects of key variables. The outcomes will help improve the understanding of underlying micro-scale physical processes that control nanoparticle drug delivery in basic terms, and then provide an effective tool for designing effective drug delivery to targeted regions of clinical importance.
IDEAL CANDIDATE The applicant is expected to have proven research skills including multiphysics modelling, for example, CFD, DEM, FEM and drug delivery related experiments, research experience in drug delivery or biological process, and demonstrated track record of independent research for example published first-author research papers in high-impact journals.
SUPERVISION TEAM The supervision team is a mix of leading experts in the fields of multiphysics modelling, data processing and drug delivery.