ARC Future Fellowship Scholarships

Faculty of Engineering & IT / School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (UTS) has applications open for Scholarships for ARC Future Fellows.

The project “Controllable synthesis of multifunctional boron-based 2D materials” is calling for applications for PhD scholarship commencing in 2021. This project is funded by the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowship. Candidates with knowledge and research experience in wet chemistry and materials chemistry are encouraged to apply.

This project aims to make it possible to control the synthesis of boron-based two-dimensional (2D) materials with the desired following features in single or multiple aspects: thickness, composition, lateral sizes, porosity, surface area, and functionality. It intends to do so by designing and synthesising novel precursors, and by optimising the fabrication process of boron-based 2D nanosheets for different applications. The project will advance our fundamental knowledge in synthetic chemistry, materials chemistry, materials engineering and physics. It is expected to take us closer to unlocking the potential of boron- based 2D materials for real-world applications in, for example, energy storage and high-performance flexible electronics.

About the Scholarship

Successful candidate will receive a stipend scholarship at the Research Training Program rate of $28,092 per annum for three years. An AUD$15K/yr will be offered for top-up for candidates succeeding in securing the Research Training Program Stipend (AUD$ around 29K/yr), both tax free.

Fee waivers may also be considered for the successful candidate.

About you/ Eligibility Criteria

  • Master Degree by research or Bachelor Degree with strong academic record which is equivalent to First -Class Honours
  • Major: Chemistry, or Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering
  • Domestic students (Australia & New Zealand) or international students (meeting UTS English Proficiency requirement) currently residing in Australia.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated self-motivation and commitment to work on research topics.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking research in the fields of chemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering
  • Excellent written skills evidenced by scientific journal papers, conference papers, or technical reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Ability and capacity to implement required health and safety policies and procedures

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

How To Apply

Applicants must meet the eligibility and address all the selection criteria.

In addition to the above eligibility criteria for the scholarship, students should meet the UTS admission requirements to UTS PhD program. The minimum eligibility requirements for admission are available at

Candidates must lodge their applications by email (including a full transcript of results of all subjects studied) to [email protected]

A/Prof. Zhenguo Huang
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Technology Sydney

Closing Date: Friday 30 April 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST)

**A top-up ( AU$5,000-10,000/yr) scholarship will be offered for outstanding candidates**