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PhD Scholarship, Curtin Institute for Functional Materials and Interfaces

Status: Open

Applications open: 1/06/2019
Applications accepted at any time

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About this scholarship

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to join a multidisciplinary project exploring the behaviour and applications of electrified liquid/liquid (oil/water) interfaces.

The interfacial properties of liquid/liquid systems are the controlling factors in many natural and industrial processes, such as the formation and  stabilization of membranes, emulsification/de-emulsification, solvent extraction processes, chemical sensors, etc. This project will explore variations in the interfacial structure of surfactant-modified liquid/liquid interfaces by combining tensiometry and electrochemistry in novel experimental studies supported by numerical modelling. The key goal is to understand the impact of interfacial transport events on the modified interface so as to enable design of improved technologies.

Applications for this PhD scholarship should have strong analytic skills and a good mathematical background, and should be qualified to Honours Bachelor degree or Master degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry (or related subjects). 

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Need Based
  • Merit Based

$27,092 per annum.

Scholarship Details


Applicants must hold a Honours Bachelor degree or Master degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry (or related subjects). 

Application process

Applicant need to contact supervisors directly via email below.

Enrolment Requirements



Dr. Chi Phan (Chemical Engineering) Curtin University, Perth, WA, Email:, phone 08-92667571,

Prof. Damien Arrigan (Chemistry), Curtin University, Perth, WA, Email:, phone: 08-92669735.

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