PhD scholarship: Development of High Performance Functional Materials


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
Opening date 19 November 2020
Closing date 6 December 2020


In this project, advanced functional materials will be developed utilising chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods. The material structures will be analysed using X-ray techniques (XPS, XRD) and advanced microscopy (SEM, TEM).

A working knowledge of CVD, advanced microscopy with the background of semiconducting nanomaterials would be of benefit to someone working on this project.


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

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Professor Matthew Dargusch (

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Evidence for meeting UQ's English language proficiency requirements eg TOEFL, IELTS

Please note the following: Submitting the above documents does not constitute a full application for admission into The University of Queensland's PhD program. If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission. You can familiarise yourself with the documents required for this process on the Future Student's website.

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 field/s of material science or engineering, chemical synthesis, semiconductor physics or related fields and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of nanomaterials and advanced microscopy is highly desirable.

Applications are closed.


Professor Matthew Dargusch
+61 7 3346 9225
Applications are closed.

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.

Applications are closed.