Lighting the Way — Adventures in Fruit Spectroscopy

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Dr Clinton Hayes
Professor Kerry Walsh, Dr Phul Subedi


Join Northern Australia's agricultural innovator, CQU's Institute for Future Farming Systems - a world leader in delivering practical solutions bolstering the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the horticulture sectors. Our team is looking for a Masters (or PhD) research student to examine the effectiveness of various optical geometries, together with the use of polarising filters, to improve existing spectrometric techniques for assessing intact fruit. In any spectroscopic system, there is light (electromagnetic radiation) that has interacted with the object of information and carries information on it, and light that has not so interacted but has reached the detector. The challenge is to separate these components. The use of polarising filters offers the potential for this by eliminating specular reflections.

Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences| Technology
Near infrared spectroscopy, Polarised light, Chemometrics


This project is associated with the International Engaged Research Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for eligible international students.
Stipend Scholarship| Fees Scholarship| Direct Project Support and Conference Travel Support

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

  • up to $4,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $3,000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

  • up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support

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