THE PHD PROJECT
The PhD projects are aimed at investigating the dissolution and precipitation of inorganic minerals, and the mechanism of porosity development during mineral precipitation. The projects involve hydrothermal experiments and characterization, 3-dimensional X-ray tomography, and thermodynamic and kinetic analyses. The PhD projects are funded by the Australian Research Council, and will utilise Western Australian characterization platform, the state-of-the-art facilities at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne, and European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in France.
Assoc. Prof. Fang Xia (Murdoch University) and John Curtin Distinguished Prof. Andrew Putnis (Murdoch University; Curtin University; University of Münster, Germany). We will collaborate with top scientists, Prof. François Renard (University of Oslo, Norway) and Distinguished Prof. Allan Pring (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia). Murdoch University is located in Perth, a beautiful coastal city in Australia and is one of the most livable cities in the world.
FULLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP
AUD$62,052-69,052/year for up to 3.5 years, including tuition fee $33,960/year, and tax-free living allowance AUD $28,092-35,092/year. Travel funds for international conference is available.
ABOUT THE CANDIDATE
Master degree (or nearly complete) in Chemistry/materials or related majors, with a strong knowledge in inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry, an excellent research potential evident by publications. Minimum English is IELTS (Academic) overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or TOEFL overall 90 with no band less than 20. Commence in July, but will depends on the progress of admission and visa applications.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send your application documents in English, including a full CV (list the publications and contact details of three referees), undergraduate and postgraduate academic transcripts, and IELTS / TOEFL report to Assoc. Prof. Fang Xia ([email protected]
) with the subject line "PhD Scholarship Application-Your full name".