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ARC Future Fellowship


$28,092 per annum, tax-exempt

Fee waivers may also be considered for the successful candidate

Three years (possible for a six-month extension)





The project “Controllable synthesis of multifunctional boron-based 2D materials” is calling for applications for PhD scholarship commencing in 2021. This project is funded by the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowship. Candidates with knowledge and research experience in wet chemistry and materials chemistry are encouraged to apply.

This project aims to make it possible to control the synthesis of boron-based two-dimensional (2D) materials with the desired following features in single or multiple aspects: thickness, composition, lateral sizes, porosity, surface area, and functionality. It intends to do so by designing and synthesising novel precursors, and by optimising the fabrication process of boron-based 2D nanosheets for different applications. The project will advance our fundamental knowledge in synthetic chemistry, materials chemistry, materials engineering and physics. It is expected to take us closer to unlocking the potential of boron- based 2D materials for real-world applications in, for example, energy storage and high-performance flexible electronics.

Who is eligible?

  • Master Degree by research or Bachelor Degree with strong academic record which is equivalent to First -Class Honours
  • Major: Chemistry, or Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering
  • Domestic students or international students (meeting UTS English Proficiency requirement) currently residing in Australia.

Selection process

  • Demonstrated self-motivation and commitment to work on research topics.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking research in the fields of chemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering  
  • Excellent written skills evidenced by scientific journal papers, conference papers, or technical reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Ability and capacity to implement required health and safety policies and procedures

Applications closed

Applications are only open from August 17, 2020 to September 14, 2020.

Need more information? Contact...

Candidates must lodge their applications by email (including a full transcript of results of all subjects studied) to


A/Prof. Zhenguo Huang

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

University of Technology Sydney


Other information

Successful candidate will receive a stipend scholarship at the Research Training Program rate of $28,092 per annum for three years (possible for a six-month extension), tax-exempt.

Fee waivers may also be considered for the successful candidate.