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Study a PhD at the Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM)

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The Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) offers PhD students the chance to work on immersive, innovative projects to address material challenges in the energy, mining, environment, health, transport, textiles and manufacturing sectors. Discover how studying a PhD at IFM can open doors to a range of exciting and rewarding careers from our alumni and current students and learn how they have turned their research into a career.


Plan the perfect entry to university by learning about the course, career and study opportunities available to you.

Advanced Alloys Capabilities
Carbon Fibres and Composites Capabilities
Energy Capabilities
Fibres and Textiles Capabilities
Infrastructure Materials Capabilities


Dr Daniel Grasser, PhD graduate
Dr Daniel Grasser, PhD graduate

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