Research Opportunities

 
PhD in Upconverter Spectroscopy Stipend
University of Melbourne
Available Now!

We are looking for a suitably qualified graduate student to work on an ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx) funded PhD project on upconversion materials. The goal is to generate new materials, which can harness NIR light and emit in the visible with high quantum yield.  For full details please see the attached position description. The position is at the University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry.  Only Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligble to apply.  Available now.

PhD in Upconverter Spectroscopy - position description

 

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Organic Electronics
University of Sydney
Closes 30 June 2019

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to undertake research in organic electronics. The aim of the project is to identify design rules for improved organic photovoltaic devices.

The project can be tailored for the successful candidate, to range from a purely theoretical study, focusing on multiscale modelling of disordered organic-semiconductor devices to a combination project spanning both theoretical modelling and experimental device characterisation using state-of-the-art spectroscopic facilities.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Organic Electronics - position description

 

Scientia PhD Scholarship in A New Approach to the Electronic Structure of Molecules
Prof Tim Schmidt, University of New South Wales
Closes 12 July 2019

This project will revolutionise the interpretation of rigorous theoretical chemistry calculations, allowing traditional chemical ideas to be placed on a firm theoretical foundation. The ideal candidate has an undergraduate degree in chemistry or physics, will have an aptitude for computer coding and demonstrates a creative approach to problem solving.  This position is at UNSW in the School of Chemistry.

A New Approach to the Electronic Structure of Molecules
UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarships

 

PhD in AFM Based Nanomechnical Sensing
University of Melbourne
Closes 24 July 2019

We are looking for a suitably qualified graduate student to work on an ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx) funded project on nanomechanical sensing. The goal is to use atomic force microscope (AFM) microcantilevers as resonators to detect adsorbed mass, electronic charge or magnetic spins.  For full details please see the attached position description. The position is at the University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry. 

PhD in AFM Based Nanomechnical Sensing - position description

 

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Optical Spectroscopy
University of Sydney
Closes 30 September 2019

This scholarship is available for the project on Optical Spectroscopy in the research group of Dr Girish Lakhwani in the School of Chemistry. The aim of the project is to identify materials that can efficiently transfer energy across long distances. The project will involve spectroscopic characterisation of advanced semiconductor materials and their performance in devices such as optical switches and sensors.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Optical Spectroscopy