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At the Future Industries Institute we offer a research environment with highly experienced and engaged supervisors, extensive connections to industry, government and communities, and a focus on addressing globally significant issues. You can undertake research in a variety of ways – through a PhD, Masters by Research, or a Professional Doctorate. UniSA is committed to ensuring that research degree candidates experience excellent and contemporary research training and that they graduate with a skill set that improves their employment prospects.

We encourage you to connect with our researchers and explore the possibilities for continuing your pathway into research. Below are details of Scholarships currently available.

Research Scholarship for SEAM Training Centre

About this scholarship

A post-graduate scholarship is available to study with the newly launched training centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM). The project will investigate the development of laser clad and 3D printed coatings, or other potential application technologies, for large pipeline infrastructure. The coatings will be designed to resist microbially induced corrosion. The project will include coating design, investigation of process parameters, measurement of properties as well as the study of interface behaviour by advanced electron microscopy. Applications from students wishing to study a Masters or PhD degree are welcomed, and researchers with a background in either Science or Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Other opportunities within the Institute in fields such as flexible electronics and nano-structured coatings are available for the right candidate and enquiries from prospective students are welcomed.

Value

$32,304 per year for 3.5 years

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to Australian and NZ citizens, and permanent residents of Australia.
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a research degree program at the University of South Australia.

How to apply and closing date

Application closing date: 30 December 2020

In the first instance, submit your application to nikki.stanford@unisa.edu.au. Following the initial endorsement by the relevant supervisor, you will be required to go through the UniSA online application process.

Phone: 08 8302 3631
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Plasma Physics Scholarship

About this scholarship

We are seeking a motivated student to undertake an exciting Australian Research Council funded PhD project entitled “Plasma touches life: advancing plasma technologies for the life sciences”. The student will have opportunity to develop and test their own research initiatives in the application of electrical cold atmospheric plasma technology for wound decontamination and cancer treatments, with focus on developing novel strategies to improve the efficacy and safety of the plasma treatments. In order to undertake this project successfully, the student will need to have a strong background in electrical engineering and physics. Prior experience in electrical and optical plasma diagnostics will be viewed favourably.

The student will be primarily based at the University of South Australia, Future Industries Institute (FII). The FII provides world-class research facilities including a plasma research laboratory equipped with a range of plasma sources and plasma diagnostics, and PC2 laboratories including cell culture suites and a range of molecular biology and histology facilities, and high-resolution microscopy.

As part of the training package, the student will also have opportunity to undertake part of their research at Osaka City University in the UK for 6 months, investigating plasma-tissue interactions with advanced analytical techniques including time-resolved ICCD imaging, electron spin resonance spectroscopy, atmospheric-pressure molecular beam mass spectrometry and Schlieren imaging.

Study Areas : Plasma physics, plasma engineering, plasma diagnostics, UV-vis spectroscopy, measurement of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in the plasma phase and liquid phase.

Eligibility

-Commencing candidates
-Domestic and international students
-Applicants must meet the entry criteria for the award of a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of South Australia

Value

$28,092 (2020 rate) for 3 years

How to apply and closing date

The scholarship will remain open until filled.

In the first instance, interested applicants should send their CV, brief (maximum one page) supporting statement and 3 referees to Dr Endre Szili at endre.szili@unisa.edu.au and following the initial endorsement by the supervisor, applicants will go through the UniSA online application process.

Apply online


 

Plasma Touches Life Scholarship

About this scholarship

We are seeking a motivated student to undertake an exciting Australian Research Council funded PhD project entitled “Plasma touches life: advancing plasma technologies for the life sciences”. The student will have opportunity to develop and test their own research initiatives in the application of electrical cold atmospheric plasma technology for wound decontamination and cancer treatments, with focus on developing novel strategies to improve the efficacy and safety of the plasma treatments. In order to undertake this project successfully, the student will need to have a strong background in mammalian and bacteria cell culture techniques and molecular biology.

The student will be primarily based at the University of South Australia, Future Industries Institute (FII), but will also work regularly at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) throughout the project. The FII and CSIRO provide world-class research facilities including a plasma research laboratory equipped with a range of plasma sources and plasma diagnostics, and PC2 laboratories including cell culture suites and a range of molecular biology and histology facilities, and high-resolution microscopy.

As part of the training package, the student will also have opportunity to undertake part of their research at Lancaster University in the UK for 6 months, investigating how plasma treatments influence DNA replication, damage and repair in Xenopus egg extract models.

Study areas: General molecular and cellular biology, tissue culture (mammalian and bacteria), microscopy, immunohistochemistry

Eligibility

-Commencing candidates
-Domestic and international students
-Applicants must meet the entry criteria for the award of a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of South Australia

Value

$28,092 (2020 rate) for 3.5 years

How to apply and closing date

The scholarship will remain open until filled.

In the first instance, interested applicants should send their CV, brief (maximum one page) supporting statement and 3 referees to Dr Endre Szili at endre.szili@unisa.edu.au and following the initial endorsement by the supervisor, applicants will go through the UniSA online application process.

Apply online