PhD Scholarship in Corrosion PN-481

PhD Scholarship in Corrosion PN-481

29 Jul
Swinburne University of Technology

29 Jul

Swinburne University of Technology


- Industry placements with leading industry partners

- Development of thermal spray coatings onto novel substrates

- $34,013 p.a. for up to 3.5 years (full-time, fixed term)

About the Centre

Swinburne’s ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM), led by Swinburne Distinguished Professor Chris Berndt, with 18 Chief Investigators, will be the first ARC funded training Centre of its kind in Australia, delivering commercial benefits for industry. The Centre will integrate industry-university cooperation for applied training within an industrial setting, cover a spectrum of important research themes and applications including biomaterials, graphene layering, high temperature coatings,

laser metal deposition for materials repair and Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes, and aspires to provide pathways for job creation and a high-quality workforce in manufacturing. Further information on SEAM can be found at

About this Scholarship(s)

SEAM is looking for candidates who will work on a specific project on the development of thermal spray coatings onto novel substrates. The candidates will be closely integrated with key industry partners, located in Melbourne, Australia.

Eligibility Criteria

- Essential: Strong metallurgy and materials science background;

- Highly desirable: Experience in surface engineering, especially thermal spray coatings;

- Desirable: Experience in understanding and managing wear and corrosion processes;

- Desirable: Experience in using composite materials.

To be eligible for this scholarship you need to have:

- First-class or 2A honours, or a Masters by research in engineering/science;

- Analytical thinking, data analysis and critical problem-solving skills;

- Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently

- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team;

- Evidence of good oral and written communication skills;

- Applicants with publications will be highly regarded.

- Must meet Swinburne’s entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy;

- Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident, or ability to self-obtain an Australian visa.

- Must be in a position to enrol and commence the PhD candidature by July 2020.

Close date

Applications will close when the successful candidate has been appointed.

Start date

Local applicants are encouraged to apply, envisaging an immediate start date, pending satisfactory entry criteria.


All scholarship specific queries can be directed to SEAM Business and Operations Manager via (03) 9214 3497 or [email protected]

Terms and conditions

The scholarship will be governed by the Swinburne Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

If you require support due to special needs or alternate considerations, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on [email protected] For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact [email protected]

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