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Curtin University

PhD Scholarship, Curtin Institute for Functional Molecules and Interfaces

Status: Open
Applications accepted at any time

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information
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). 
Student type
  • Future Students
  • Engineering
  • Science
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • New Zealand Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



$27,082 per annum for 3 years

How to apply

Application process

Applicant need to contact supervisors directly via email below.

Need more information?

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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