PhD Scholarships in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials in Australia
- Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM)
- Working with leading Industry Partners
- $32,304 p.a. for 3.5 years
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.
About the Research
Surface engineering for advanced materials is a core need in all manufacturing sectors and controls the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of Australian industry. SEAM strives to provide an excellent environment for carrying out research, explores projects with industry, government and other organisation, targets the training of early career researchers in an industrial context, aims to build an international research collaborative network and pursues ambitious outcomes that are reflected in terms of industry-fit researchers and commercial benefits for industry. The outcomes of the applied research and IP creation will promote new commercial ventures for entrepreneurs.
About the Scholarship
Several Scholarships are available for PhD research in the area of surface engineering for advanced materials. We specifically encourage PhD research proposals across several application areas including:
- Graphene layering
- Machining, cutting and grinding
- Thick coatings, such as thermal spray deposition, for heavy industries; e.g., mining, remanufacturing
- High temperature coatings
- Laser metal deposition for materials repair
- Additive manufacturing for aerospace
- Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes
Typical day was answering student enquiries on phone and email. Job was really intense as they have a lot of students, but management does their best to ensure that you have adequate rest. Students can be abusive sometimes, and parents always call in to find information. However, student information must be kept confidential. Lunch times are staggered and usually alone as student HQ has to be always manned by someone. The hours are not too long, and pay is decent. There is opportunity to progress but may require consistency. Always remain polite and courteous –
A place I am proud to come to work and give it my all to not enjoy enjoy myself but to maximise my skill to do extremely well in my role. To challenge myself daily and to set goals that I can achieve, going above and beyond
Swinburne University of Technology will lead the Centre, in partnership with the University of South Australia and RMIT University. Fourteen core industry partners together with another 15 industry organisations, professional bodies and research organisations will support SEAM through intellectual input, knowledge sharing and staff/student exchanges.
Applications will close when all candidates have been selected.
How to apply
For details of the specific scholarships and How to Apply, follow this link https://arcseam.com.au/phd-scholarships/ or visit www.arcseam.com.au
Terms and conditions
The scholarship will be governed by the Swinburne Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.