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  Microwave Characterisation and Modelling of Novel Materials for Shielding and Stealth

   Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

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  Prof Arthur Lowery, Dr Kalim Kashif  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Monash Engineering is a leading global centre for research consistently placing highly in international ranking lists. We engage with industry and other world leading institutes to carry out pioneering research that benefits society and changes the world around us. Our world-class researchers are driven by a passion and commitment to leaving a more sustainable legacy for future generations.

We are committed to training the next generation of research leaders through our graduate research degrees. Our students have the opportunity to make an impact and solve real world issues in a stimulating, supportive environment with access to cutting edge facilities.

The Opportunity

Expressions of interest are sought from outstanding domestic candidates for PhD study in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, focusing on cutting-edge research in novel materials for electromagnetic shielding and stealth applications.

Ph.D. Project – Microwave Characterisation and Modelling of Novel Materials for Shielding and Stealth

This project centres the microwave characteristics of novel materials for electromagnetic shielding and stealth. Working alongside a team of materials chemists, the successful candidate will explore key aspects of electromagnetics using a combination of theoretical modelling, computer simulation, and experimental validation. The techniques developed during this project will help optimize the design of novel materials for various commercial and defence applications. This opportunity provides a platform to contribute significantly to the advancement of electromagnetic technologies for Australian Defence.

To be eligible to apply for domestic postgraduate research scholarships an applicant must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Special Category Visa Holder.

For further information, please follow the link for each Graduate Research Degree:

Candidate Requirements

Applicants will be considered provided they fulfil the criteria for the PhD admission at Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capability. Details of the relevant requirements are available at

Your application will be looked upon favourably if you:

  • Graduated in the top 10% of your year level
  • Graduated from a well ranked university
  • Have authored peer-reviewed research publications
  • Possess excellent written and verbal English skills

Note: applicants who already hold a PhD degree will not be considered.

Applicants must show excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to conduct self-motivated research. They should have either completed or be in the process of completing a Bachelors H1 Honours Degree or already hold an H1E Bachelors and/or Masters degree. Candidates who are in the process of completing their H1 degree will be considered. Masters by Engineering Science (Research) degree students have the option to upgrade to a PhD degree based on academic performance during their candidature.

Application Process

To apply for a graduate research degree and/or scholarship at Monash Engineering please follow the following steps:

1. Check your eligibility

Before beginning the application process, make sure that you meet our entry requirements. You can check the minimum entry requirements for the PhD in the course handbook. Applicants must also satisfy Monash’s English Language Proficiency requirements.

2. Main Supervisor: Professor Arthur Lowery

3. Submit an expression of interest

Applicants must complete the EOI form. This form will be forwarded to your nominated supervisor for assessment. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Skype if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Please note the submission of the Expression of Interest does not constitute a formal application for a Research Degree.

4. Obtain an invitation to apply

If after assessing your Expression of Interest the potential supervisor has the suitable resources and expertise to take you on as a graduate research student, you will be supplied with an Invitation to Apply.

All applicants are required to upload a copy of their invitation to apply with their formal application. Applications without this will not be considered.

5. After you have received an invitation to apply you can then proceed to submit an application via the online application portal.


Further enquiries about the scholarship or application process should be directed to Graduate Research Office, [Email Address Removed] or visit our website

For enquiries about the project, please contact Professor Arthur Lowery at [Email Address Removed] or Kalim Kashif at [Email Address Removed]

Closing Date: Wednesday 1 May 2024, 11:55pm AEST

Open to Australian candidates and applications close on the 1st of May

Job No.: 663536

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $35,013 per annum (tax-free stipend) full-time rate

Graduate Research Degrees: 3291 - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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