Welcome to M3D

the ARC Training Centre for Multiscale 3D Imaging, Modelling and Manufacturing


The ARC Training Centre for M3D Innovation will train a new generation of PhD students and Postdocs in the emerging area of Digital Materials and Advanced Manufacturing. You can join projects at either the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra or at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane. All projects are run in collaboration with our industry partners and promise to deliver real-world outcomes with ground-breaking results within diverse fields. Students will have a unique opportunity to obtain practical experience through industry-based research training with innovative industry partners.

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PhD positions

We are looking for PhD students for the following projects:

  • Multimodal/Multiscale imaging across platforms. (ANU, Andrew Kingston) [P1-1]
  • Forward modelling dynamic imaging experiments. (ANU, Andrew Kingston) [P1-2]
  • 3D Mineral Distribution Analysis (M3DA) —optimising future mineral recovery processes (ANU, Richard Henley) [P4-4]
  • Neural network analysis of biostratigraphically important conodonts. (ANU, Tim Denham) [P6-2]
  • 3D Printing in the Creative Industries. (QUT, Marie-Luise Wille) [P6-3]


Candidates must hold a 1st class or upper 2nd class Bachelor or Master degree in Material or Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics or in a related field of research; or equivalent. Knowledge of programming, modelling or image processing and demonstrated ability to create impact for industry partners is desirable.


Training Centre PhD scholarships will be for a period of three years with the possibility of 6 months extension. The project budgets include generous support for conference, workshop and meeting travel.


If you are interested, please follow the links for the individual projects and/or contact the project leader for further information and instructions on how to apply.

For general inquiries, contact the Training Centre Manager Dr Ankie Larsson (ankie.larsson@anu.edu.au )

Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are looking for Postdocs to work on the following projects:

For Expression of Interest and to get notified when the positions are advertised, please contact Dr Ankie Larsson (ankie.larsson@anu.edu.au )