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Thinking about WHAT’S NEXT in your studies? Have you considered a PhD with the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) at the University of Wollongong (UOW)? When completing a PhD with IPRI, you have the opportunity to work alongside prestigious researchers and access to state-of-the-art facilities. We also offer PhD scholarships.

Study a PhD at IPRI

Discuss your options

If you are interested and are considering further study with us at IPRI at the University of Wollongong (UOW), whether it be at a Masters of PhD level, and would like to discuss your options to take the next step, please register your interest by emailing Prof Jun Chen. We also offer special scholarships and funding for both domestic and international students.

Hear from our PhD students

University of Wollongong (UOW) PhD student Charbel Dalely Tawk chats to ACES Director Prof Gordon Wallace after submitting his thesis in 2019. Charbel completed a PhD in Soft Robotics and is now an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. His studies looked into developing novel 3D printable soft actuators and soft sensors to be used in diverse soft robotic applications.

PhD Journey: Charbel Dalely Tawk on soft robotics, giving people hope and more

Visiting fellows and guests

We welcome visitors and guests to IPRI for collaborative research and seminars throughout the year. If you would like to visit us as a guest, please complete and return our visitors form.


Hear from our master's students

Master of Biofabrication student Ane Albillos Sanchez sits down with Prof Gordon Wallace to reflect on her journey. Ane completed her Masters in Biofabrication at UOW in 2019 looking at co-axial printing of nerve and muscle cells to form neuromuscular junctions, and is now a PhD candidate at Maastricht University.

Master's Journey: Ane Albillos Sanchez