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Location RMIT University, School of Engineering
App. deadline 30/12/2017
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Eligibility Open to international applicants

Conversion of renewable feedstock into high value chemicals by solar energy

About the project

PhD scholarships are available in the fast growing area of renewable technologies.

Chemical industry is actively looking for new and greener feedstock and technologies to meet the ever increasing global demand for niche chemicals. This project responds to this challenge and will will focus on the development of advanced nanomaterials that utilise solar energy to convert renewable feedstock into high value and high demand chemicals. 

The project will involve joint research and thus exchange opportunities with other universities and research institution. The multi-disciplinary nature of the project will also provide good opportunities to enhance both technical skills and industry network of the candidate.


Candidates with backgrounds in chemical engineering or chemistry are encouraged to apply. However, candidates with excellent performance in other fields will also be considered.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a self-funded international student
  • have a first class honours or 2A honours or equivalent in a relevant discipline of science or engineering, or a Masters by research degree
  • provide evidence of good oral and written communication skills
  • demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy.

Express of interest

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Ken Chiang ( and provide:

  • a statement to outline your interest
  • an electronic copy of your academic transcripts
  • a CV that includes any publications and the contact details of 2 referees.

For international applicants, evidence of English proficiency may be required.

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Dr Ken Chiang