Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Graeme Millar
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

Geopolymers are materials which are rapidly finding interest in industry because they are 90% less polluting than conventional portland cement. They're made by reacting aluminosilicate materials with alkaline solutions in the presence of a reaction promoter.

We're examining new geopolymers made from Australian-based minerals, such as zeolites and clays.

Research activities

In this project you will synthesise, characterise and test geopolymers.

Several industry partners are interested in this project and will supply information and materials.

Outcomes

The project aims to produce geopolymers from low cost materials and scale these up to industrial application.

Skills and experience

As the successful applicant, you may have interests in:

  • material science
  • zeolites
  • clays
  • civil engineering
  • environmental chemistry
  • process engineering.

Scholarships

You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round

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Contact

Contact the supervisor for more information.