Start your PhD with the AIBN


AIBN is the ideal destination for enterprising PhD students seeking to undertake research in the disciplines of
precision nanomedicine, nanoengineered materials and advanced biomanufacturing.

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Work alongside some of the world's most successful scientists, access world class facilities, and kickstart your scientific career. 

Learn from some of the world's most successful scientists

AIBN is home to 5 ARC Laureate Fellows, 2 NHMRC Leadership Fellows, 9 NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellows, and 10 ARC DECRA Fellows, among many others. 

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Access world-class facilities

Home to 9 of the country’s most cutting edge research infrastructure facilities, and a group of innovative specialist research centres, the AIBN can enable your future, leading projects in the biological, chemical and physical sciences.

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Work on projects with impact

Our PhD students are already working on some mind blowing projects, that really are solving the world’s biggest challenges. They are creating novel biofuels, world-first magnetic PFAS removal methods, and next-generation biomedical sensors, among so many other world-leading discoveries. 

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AIBN PhD students have the opportunity to

  • Be part of Australia's #1 University 

  • Create global connections with leading industry partners 

  • Identify and pursue ground breaking research that has impact in the world 

  • Be part of designing world first technology 

  • Work in world class, innovative facilities right here in the building 

  • Get the best tools to enable your career. 

Ready to take the leap? Here are the next steps 

Follow our how-to guides and read our Frequently Asked Questions to kickstart your research career and start your PhD at the AIBN.  


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Not ready to undertake a PhD yet? consider our masters and honours programs instead - learn more

AIBN is about real life outcomes

Enterprising and enthusiastic students are attracted to AIBN, with AIBN graduates demonstrating the value of their experience here through rapid career development in areas of research, academia, and commercialisation. Read our student testimonials to discover more about the AIBN student experience and life at AIBN.

Collaboration and community are part of the lifestyle at the AIBN 

The AIBN is located at the virbant  UQ St Lucia campus. Home to Cafe Nano, (the best coffee on campus)  the AIBN runs multiple social events through the AIBN Student Association (ASA) giving you the opportunity to meet with other students and researchers. Current AIBN students can learn more about the ASA via the AIBN intranet.

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