PhD scholarship: Antiviral coating materials

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,597 per annum (2021 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 7 June 2021
Closing date 8 August 2021

Description

Supervisor - Dr Nasim Amiralian

COVID-19 is a novel viral disease, and there is no pre-existing immunity in our community. This project will target this need, through design and synthesis of nanoparticles-based antiviral materials and testing their efficiency on different surfaces. This project will involve the design and synthesis of a range of nanoparticles, their characterisation and immobilisation as well as investigation on their virus-killing properties on different surfaces.

The interdisciplinary nature of the project, and diverse background of researchers within the Rowan group, will provide the candidate with access to cutting edge equipment and training in new research areas such as high-resolution microscopy, rheology and bioengineering.

In addition, the project will give a unique opportunity to the candidate to closely work with an industry partner and develop some skills in large-scale production and testing using industry standard facilities.

This working environment will prepare the candidate well for a future career in both academia and industry.

Australian Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and International students who are currently in Australia at the time of application and commencement.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘ANTIVIRAL-AMIRALIANin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the fields of materials engineering and bioengineering and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge in nanotechnology, coating materials and biology is highly desirable.

Contact

Dr Nasim Amiralian
+61 7 3346 4179

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.