PhD Scholarship

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Brisbane, QUEENSLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Jul 2017

The School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the chemical engineering field and has an excellent international reputation which has been built over four decades at the University. With 35 academic staff, including 17 professors, the School provides quality programs and leadership in chemical engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries. In addition to core technical areas, research is undertaken on a range of interdisciplinary problems, in collaboration with science, business, economics and other disciplines.  Information about the Faculty and the School may be accessed on the Faculty's web site at .

The role

The successful applicant will work towards a PhD or MPhil degree, with a project aimed at the development of high strength steels by controlling second phase particles. The higher strength steels with a wide-range applications could be achieved by microalloying elements or taking advantage of fine oxide inclusions known as oxide metallurgy. The PhD student will focus on the theoretical and experimental studies on the strengthening mechanisms resulted from the second phase particles including carbides, nitrides and oxides in steels. The second phase particles in steel will be characterised by SEM, EPMA and TEM etc. available in UQ.

The person

Applicants should have degrees in metallurgy, materials, chemical engineering or related fields and will meet the requirements of admission to a Research Higher Degree at UQ, as described at . This includes evidence of one of the following:

  • A bachelor's degree with honours class IIB or better from approved universities, which should include a relevant research component.
  • A research master's degree.
  • A coursework master's degree and an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which should include a relevant research component.
  • A postgraduate degree of at least one-year full-time equivalent with an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.0 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honours IIA will be considered for PhD entry on a case by case basis.

English language proficiency requirements apply to the international applicants.


The stipend will be AUD$30,000 per year tax-free. Top-up scholarships would be available for applicants already holding another relevant scholarship. Successful applicants will be encouraged and supported to apply for various scholarships available at The University of Queensland.


To discuss these roles please contact Codelco-Fangyuan Professor Baojun Zhao on .

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Academic Transcript.

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