25 September 2023
Domestic / International
About the research project
Daily life requires access to energy at any time or place. To date lithium-ion batteries have fulfilled this role. However, they have numerous limitations, and as we strive to increase power density we also attempt to move to environmentally sustainable systems. This project is concerned with the development of redox active polymers for the next generation of energy storage materials. Functionalisation of a parent polymer using post-polymerization modification is innovative and ensures we not only maximise the radical density and distribution but also have defined polymer system. We anticipate this research will lead to the preparation of libraries of systems that will be used to understand how structure impacts on properties. This research is highly significant to the development of new energy storage devices.
Primary SupervisorMeet Dr Rebecca Fuller
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Other funding opportunities and fees
For further information regarding other scholarships on offer, and the various fees of undertaking a research degree, please visit our Scholarships and fees on research degrees page.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand (domestic) candidates and to International candidates currently residing in Australia
- Research must be undertaken on a full-time basis
- Applicants should already have been awarded a First Class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research skills
- Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:
- Synthesis of small molecules and macromolecules
- Experience with characterisation techniques, such as NMR/FTIR/CV/UV Vis
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Dr Rebecca Fuller to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- In your application:
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
- Apply prior to 25 September 2023.
Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.