The Centre for Clean Energy Technology (CCET) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is offering three PhD research scholarships to outstanding candidates to work on electromaterials for applications in rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, sodium-ion batteries and lithium–sulfur batteries. The CCET will transform PhD students and early career researchers into highly skilled professionals in the fields of electrochemistry, electromaterials for battery applications and battery technology.
Two standard PhD scholarships (tuition fee scholarship, plus a living allowance scholarship - Value: $26,288 p.a. tax free for 3.5 years) are open to domestic or international candidates for full-time study of three and half years. One PhD scholarship will have a top up scholarship of $7000 supported by CSIRO. Value: $33,288 p.a. tax free for 3.5 years—the candidate must be either Australian citizen or permanent resident, or citizen of New Zealand.
A successful candidate should demonstrate a strong background in research in one or more fields that include:
- material sciences and engineering.
- Successful candidates will work on projects related to the development of Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Australian Research Council (ARC) and The Rail Manufacturing CRC.
- have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division 1), or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment
- be undertaking a higher degree by research at UTS in the year of the scholarship
- be enrolled as a full-time student.
Applicants for the scholarship must also apply to be admitted to the PhD degree at UTS, as per the application instructions.
How to apply
Expressions of interests for this unique opportunity can be emailed to Professor Guoxiu Wang:
Director, Distinguished Professor
Centre for Clean Energy Technology
University of Technology Sydney
A completed application form accompanied with a CV and full list of publications, research output, academic transcripts, proof of citizenship or permanent residency and the names and contact details of at least one referee should be provided.
Applications are open from 2017 - 2018.
About the CCET
The CCET focuses on the development of efficient devices for energy harvesting, storage, and conversion. Taking a rational approach, we combine first principles calculation and modelling, novel materials architecture design and synthesis, and system integration in our teaching and research practice. We adapt our research activities to the global low-carbon energy context and aim to achieve innovations and breakthroughs in zero-emission energies.
The CCET is based at the innovative UTS city campus located in the heart of Sydney. UTS prides itself on high quality research, exceptional cultural diversity and a strong focus on international student exchange programs. UTS is ranked Australia’s #1 young university, and produces graduates who have timely, cutting-edge discipline-specific skills and knowledge.