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Scholarship details

2021 PhD Scholarship – Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Status: Closed

Applications open: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 15/03/2021

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About this scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available for an outstanding candidate to conduct research on microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) at the Curtin Corrosion Centre (CCC). In 2021, the CCC established a joint industry project (JIP) in partnership with leading oil and gas companies. The MIC-JIP will develop novel tools and approaches to assess, monitor, mitigate and manage MIC by advancing our understanding of MIC phenomena. The MIC-JIP is founded on a holistic approach that will benefit from industry-academia synergies, the excellent facilities at Curtin University, and the internationally recognized expertise of our multidisciplinary team of researchers, academics, and engineers. The selected candidate will apply knowledge in microbiology and corrosion science to investigate MIC mechanisms.

  • 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

This scholarship provides a living stipend of $28,092 p.a. pro rata indexed, based on full-time studies, for up to a maximum of 3 years.

Scholarship Details


The successful candidate must enrol into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program (full-time study mode).

• Meet the standard PhD course entry requirements for Curtin University, including the English proficiency levels set by Curtin University

• BEng (Hons), BSc (Hons) or MSc (preferred) in materials, microbiology, or chemistry.

• Demonstrated ability to conduct scientific research through either refereed journal publications or excellent project marks.

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and to meet deadlines during the course of the project.

• Academic professional referees and/or previous supervisors’ contact details.

Application process

Please email A/Prof Laura Machuca Suarez ( an expression of interest with:

- Curriculum vitae.

- Academic transcripts.

- A brief cover letter explaining your skills and experience to demonstrate your suitability.

Enrolment Requirements

The successful candidate must enrol full-time into the PhD program at Curtin University, meet their Milestone 1, 2 and 3 requirements and remain enrolled on a full time basis for the duration of the scholarship.


For enquiries, please contact A/Prof Laura Machuca Suarez (

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