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2020 PhD Scholarship - Shell Alliance - Multiscale modeling of stress corrosion cracking

Status: Closed

Applications open: 7/05/2020
Applications close: 30/06/2020

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About this scholarship

The main objective of this project is to develop a multiscale model that will incorporate atomistic, dislocation density, and continuum methods, and mathematical transport models to predict environmentally assisted cracking susceptible of stainless steels.  
The candidates will work closely with two newly appointed Postdoctoral Fellows and a team of internationally renown scientist at the Curtin Corrosion Centre. The project also involves close international collaboration with Shell and Universities in Europe and the U.S.A.

  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

The scholarship stipend total is $30,000 per year. The Curtin Corrosion Centre will provide travel, digital support, and research funds, as required. The Curtin Corrosion Centre will cover reasonable relocation costs, e.g., economy class airfare and one-month accommodation in Perth. 

Scholarship Details



• Graduates with a degree in engineering—preferably Materials, Mechanical, Chemical, and Computer/Software Engineering— as well as Physics and Chemistry.   
• Successful recipients must also not be in receipt of any other scholarship.

Application process

Applicants should submit CV, cover letter, academic transcripts, and names and contact details of two referees.

For more information contact Professor Mariano Iannuzzi at

Enrolment Requirements

The Postgraduate Coordinator, the Faculty Graduate Studies Officer and other staff in the relevant teaching area (you can view our contact details here) should be consulted regarding eligibility for entry to the program based on Curtin's entry requirements, the availability of supervisors and facilities, and the suitability of your proposed research topic.

Permanent Residents of Australia, Australian Citizens and New Zealand Citizens

If you are a permanent resident of Australia, an Australian citizen or a New Zealand citizen, once your application has been approved a Letter of Offer will be sent to you by the Faculty Graduate Studies Officer along with any information needed to complete your enrolment.

International applicants

If you are an international applicant, once your application has been approved the Letter of Offer and Invoice for fees will be mailed to you by the Curtin International together with a pre-departure Information Guide containing information on tuition fee payment, visa, health insurance and any other special requirements.

For further information on applying for admission please see the link:


Mariano Iannuzzi - Professor and Director of Curtin Corrosion Centre


T: (08) 9266 2136

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