PhD Scholarship: Towards sustainable electrochemical energy storage technology: cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value $27,596 per annum tax-free (2019 rate), indexed annually. Overseas Student Health Cover is also included in addition to the PhD stipend. There may be a top-up stipend to bring the total to $35,000 per annum for domestic applicants. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to supplement this stipend with paid casual tutoring.
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 4 July 2019
Closing date 12 August 2019

Scholarship description

This project will involve design, preparation, characterisation and testing of innovative electrode nanomaterials for sodium-based energy storage technology. Promising materials will be up-scaled and the performance will be elucidated in a full sodium-ion battery and sodium-ion capacitor configuration. Part of the project will investigate the formation of solid electrolyte interface (SEI) using experimental methods. The PhD candidate will have opportunities to work with world class scientists in the field of energy storage.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold an honors Class I or IIA degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry or materials science, with a strong desire to undertake ground-breaking research in the area of novel materials for electrochemical energy storage applications. The successful applicant is expected to commence the PhD project ASAP, but no later than 1 Jan 2020.

Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the University of Queensland, and demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research. Demonstration of research ability through publications in peer reviewed international journals is desirable.

Entry requirements including English proficiency requirements can be found at http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=7501

Applications are closed.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Professor George Zhao (george.zhao@uq.edu.au

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • The name and contact details of two referees

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 Graduate School's website.

Selection criteria

Applicants must hold an honors Class I or IIA degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry or materials science, with a strong desire to undertake ground-breaking research in the area of novel materials for electrochemical energy storage applications.

The successful applicant is expected to commence the PhD project ASAP, but no later than 1 Jan 2020.

Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the University of Queensland, and demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research. Demonstration of research ability through publications in peer reviewed international journals is desirable.

Entry requirements including English proficiency requirements can be found at http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=7501

Applications are closed.

Contact

Professor George Zhao
+61 7 33469997
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.