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PhD Scholarship - Investigating the Mechanism of Corrosion Inhibition, Curtin University, Australia


Deadline:

May 17, 2015

Disciplines:


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About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

This multi-disciplinary PhD research project at Curtin Corrosion Engineering Industry Centre aims to develop understanding on the adsorption mechanisms of corrosion inhibitors on various metallic substrates in corrosive environments. The PhD project will involve electrochemical corrosion studies combined with analysis of adsorbed inhibitor films using state-of-the-art analytical methods. Atomic force microscopy will be used to determine properties of the adsorbed inhibitor films and their effect on the protectiveness against corrosion. The outcomes of the project will be directly applicable to industry. Organic compounds are largely used as corrosion inhibitors in many fields, including oil and gas, and mining, and the understanding of the corrosion inhibition mechanisms is critical for advancing corrosion inhibition measures. An opportunity to collaborate with researchers from Ohio University, Ohio, USA will be provided through this research project.

Student type
  • Future Students
Faculty
  • Engineering
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
Gender

Non-gender specific

Nationality
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • International students
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded

1

Value

The successful candidate will receive a stipend for living expenses of $25,849 (tax free) per annum for the duration of the award with probable top-up from CCEIC.  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 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 analytical chemistry and electrochemistry-related projects.

  • provide evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.

  • demonstrate ability to work independently and to meet deadlines during the course of a project.

How to apply

Application process

Interested applicants, please submit your expression of interest to:

Dr Katerina Lepkova

Research Fellow, Curtin Corrosion Engineering Industry Centre

School of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Curtin University

Email: K.Lepkova@curtin.edu.au

Your expression of Interest should include:

  •  CV
  • Statement addressing the Eligibility Criteria
  • Publication record
  • Contact details of three academic professional referees.

Need more information?

Dr Katerina Lepkova

Research Fellow, Curtin Corrosion Engineering Industry Centre

School of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Curtin University

E-mail: k.lepkova@curtin.edu.au


Eligible Countries
Host Country
Study Levels
PhD
Opportunities
Publish Date
April 28, 2015




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