Are you a high-performing chemistry graduate looking to pursue an industry-funded Master of Industrial Research program? Are you interested in being the key developer of new materials and coatings for smart energy management? The University of Melbourne invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified graduate students to pursue this exciting industry-focused project.
The proposed project will involve the development of a coating that is able to capture solar energy. The coating will be designed to absorb a wide range of wavelengths of solar radiation and be able to convert this energy into a usable form. The coating will be applied to a solar collector, which will be connected to energy consuming units to show the application. To develop the coating, the student will conduct a series of experiments to test various materials and formulations. We will test the coatings in a laboratory setting, and then build a prototype solar collector to test the coating in the field. We will also analyse the economic feasibility of the technology and its potential market.
The successful candidate will be primarily based at Dulux Australia in Clayton, Victoria, for the research component and will be part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. The coursework component will be delivered at The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus.
Expression of interest close on Friday 17 November.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://excitonscience.com/master-industrial-research-chemistry-smart-energy-coating-development