UNSW iPhD links PhD students with industry


Have you been considering a PhD, but you also want to gain experience working in industry? A new PhD program aims to bridge the gap between research and industry. The CSIRO and UNSW are working together with industry partners to provide a unique PhD program – the iPhD – for the next generation of researchers.

Successful students will be matched with an industry partner and take part in a four-year, industry funded research program at UNSW, which includes a 6 month industry internship.

An industry-funded PhD can give you a unique edge – you can build industry connections, access training and development opportunities and see how your research could be applied directly to industry.

Here are a selection of the projects, sorted by discipline:

Computer science, biostatistics, spatial systems, electrical engineering

Machine learning to improve patient journeys

AR/VR in smart cities

Deep learning for databases

Unstructured health data

Leveraging blockchain and Internet of Things

Electrical engineering

Hybrid energy storage systems

Clinical health disciplines, computer science or psychology

Patient safety indicators

Patient reported outcome measures

Patient phenotyping

Chemistry, chemical engineering or biomedical disciplines

Biosensors for monitoring micronutrients

Maths, physics, chemistry or engineering

Impact on health from alternative energy sources

Applications are now open for candidates to start in February 2019 – see here for more details.

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Larissa Fedunik-Hofman

Author: Larissa Fedunik-Hofman

Larissa is the editorial assistant for Careers with STEM and a Chemistry PhD student. Larissa’s goal is to promote public engagement with STEM through inspiring stories.


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