Applications for this PhD have now closed.
Location University of Queensland, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
App. deadline 31/08/2017
  • Scholarship available
Project ID 500848
Eligibility Open to international applicants

PhD Scholarship in Chemistry - Opteoelectronics

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading schools in the disciplines of chemistry and biosciences ( and hosts a number of first-class research centres with modern research laboratories for state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure.

The Role

The successful PhD candidate will undertake the development (materials design, 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

Australia and New Zealand applicants possessing a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in synthetic Chemistry, should be eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent (for more information, please visit: A strong background in synthetic (organics and/or organometallics) chemistry is essential.

Mandatory requirements for applicants:

1. Excellent academic performance to Honours as evidenced by a high Grade Point Average (GPA); or

2. International applicants must have a Masters degree and 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.


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 of $26,682 per annum tax free (2017 rate, indexed annually) for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.


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


Please submit your application at

To apply for this position, please attach your current CV, transcripts and a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the suitability for the scholarship. (International application should include valid IELTS test results meeting with the University's minimum requirements.)

Advertised: 02 Aug 2017
Applications close: 31 Aug 2017 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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Dr Lawrence Lo