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Research Thesis Topic

Sustainable use of Engineering Materials


Topic ID
79

Thesis Topic/Title
Sustainable use of Engineering Materials

Description

Engineering materials are used in a wide range of applications. They include metals such as steel and aluminium, concrete, asphalt, fibre composites and plastics. The continued production of new materials is, however, contributing to ongoing greenhouse gas emissions, natural resource shortages, energy demand, use of toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process and waste. An option is to better use engineering materials. For example, a number of engineering materials, such as steel and concrete, can be successfully recycled or reused. There are many opportunities for research in the improved use and recycling of engineering materials, including smart design processes to more closely match material designs to the product life cycle, development of alternative materials, and the use of lean production and construction activities to improve the production process and reduce waste. Such research would be expected to make a positive impact on sustainable engineering practices.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering


Application Open Date
29/02/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2019

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

Admission Requirements

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