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Location University of Queensland, Faculty of Science
App. deadline 01/07/2017
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Australian and New Zealand residents

the development (synthesis and characterization) of functional organic materials for opto-electronics

The Role: The successful PhD candidate will undertake the development (synthesis and characterization) of functional organic materials for opto-electronics (e.g., organic light-emitting diodes and photodetectors). The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Lo at UQ's Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) (

The Person: The candidate will have a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in chemistry. Australian and New Zealand applicants should be eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent (for more information, please visit: A strong background in synthetic chemistry is essential (

Mandatory requirements for applicants:
1. Excellent academic performance to Honours/Masters level, evidenced by a high Grade Point Average (GPA); and
2. International applicants must meet the University of Queensland's English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements, detailed at

Desirable requirements for international applicants: At least 2 peer-reviewed research publications.

Scholarship Remuneration: Prospective students will be provided with assistance to apply for a scholarship. Domestic students will be expected to apply for an APA or equivalent scholarship, while international students will be expected to apply for UQ scholarships for international students for stipend and tuition support.

Students who are unable to win one of these scholarships may be considered for a stipend equivalent to an APA (in 2017, $26,300 per annum for tax-free) for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.

Enquiries: To discuss the role please contact Dr. Shih-Chun Lo on To find out more about Dr. Lo:

Please contact Dr. Lo at +61 (0)7 334 67657 or, by sending a current CV, transcripts and a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the suitability for the scholarship to Dr. Lo.

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Dr Shih-Chun Lo
+61 7 334 67657