Thursday, February 12, 2015

PhD Scholarship: Corrosion inhibition of deposited steels in the presence of bacteria

This multi-disciplinary PhD research project at Curtin Corrosion Engineering Industry Centre aims to develop understanding on the influence of bacteria and mineral deposits on the corrosion of low and high-alloy steels.

The project includes mechanistic studies on corrosion inhibition using conventional and newly developed organic compounds. The research methodology involves application of electrochemical and analytical methods, such as scanning electron microscopy, in combination with microbiological testing. The outcomes of the project will be directly applicable to the oil and gas industry.

This project involves collaboration with Deakin University Australia (Institute for Frontier Materials) and the PhD candidate will conduct research through a study - stay at Deakin University during the course of the PhD.

Student type
  • Future Students
  • Science & Engineering
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
Non-gender specific

  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International students

Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded

Scholarship Value
The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $32,500 per annum for the duration of the award.  If the successful candidate is an international student, the award will cover the tuition fees. 

This scholarship will be awarded for three years with a possible maximum extension of up to six months. 

Eligibility criteria
The successful candidate will:
  • have BSc (Honours) or MSc (preferred) in microbiology, chemistry, material science, chemical engineering or related field.
  • demonstrate ability to conduct scientific research and publish in scientific journals. Preference will be given to candidates who have practical experience with microbiology and chemistry-related projects.
  • provide evidence of strong oral and written communication skills is essential.
  • demonstrate ability to work independently and to meet deadlines during the course of a project.

Applications open: 08/12/2014
Applications close: 16/02/2015

For further details and application please visit the PhD Scholarship: Corrosion inhibition of deposited steels in the presence ofbacteria page. 

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