Collaborative PhD Projects


AMMD Hub is collaborating with the Critical Care Research Group’s ICETLAB at The Prince Charles Hospital.

There are great opportunities for motivated students with mechanical engineering, manufacturing, or materials backgrounds to undertake PhD projects based at ICETLAB in Brisbane.

A scholarship may be available for a suitable, high quality applicant.


Manufacturing of Balloon for Intra-Ventricular Balloon Pump

Translate the preliminary IVBP testing and development into a prototype; develop a balloon manufacturing process including the balloon anchor and introducer.

Investigating Strategies for Manufacturing a Novel Axial Flow Blood Pump for Right Heart Support

Investigate and develop manufacturing strategies for an axial flow blood pump for right heart support.

Manufacturing of VADs with new materials

Investigate the use of new materials in the manufacturing of ventricular assist devices to decrease losses within the devices and increase efficiency.