Academic Job/Career Description – PhD Scholarships – Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology – The University of Queensland
PhD Scholarships are available to support research in the following research directions:
1. Nanoporous materials for bio-catalysis, bio-separation and bio-analysis;
2. Nanoporous materials for anti-cancer drug delivery;
3. Biomaterials for bone repair and dental applications
The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) has a unique multidisciplinary focus with leading edge researchers working at the interface of the biological, chemical and physical sciences. The Institute’s research focuses on producing new products, processes and devices for improving human health and quality of life.
Within the AIBN, Professor Chengzhong Michael Yu leads a research group focused on novel nanoporous and nanostructured materials for biotechnology, clean energy and environment protection. He has research interests in sol-gel chemistry and self-assembly strategies to understand the fundamental structure-property correlations and to design functional nanostructured composites in biomaterials, bio-analysis, proteomics, drug delivery, catalysis, photo-catalysis, and environmental chemistry. With scholarships, we seek high quality science and engineering graduates to undertake research in the above areas and within this research team environment.
The PhD studentship will work with a team funded by the ARC and AIBN, UQ. The PhD students may work in one or more of the above-mentioned directions. Through the PhD program, the PhD student will receive systematic training in frontier nanotechnology, including the synthesis techniques of novel nanoporous and nanostructured materials, the-state-of-the-art characterization methods to solve the fine nano-structures, and the functions and applications of nano-materials in a range of advanced bio-applications.
Award of scholarships will be based on academic merit, research experience and/or potential, a background in materials science, chemistry, materials engineering, biomedical engineering or chemical engineering.
You must hold or expect to hold a Bachelor’s degree with Honours Class I (IIA will be considered) or a Masters Degree.
You must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen when applying for admission
You may be of any age
The stipend will be at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate of $22,500 per annum tax free for three years (top ups available based on merit), with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. The University is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-strong “sandstone” universities committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions which are genuinely world class. It belongs also to the global Universitas 21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with The Thomson Corporation.