Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Honours

Faculty/School

Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Chemistry and Physics

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Ken Ostrikov
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

Plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research topic focusing on physical, chemical, and biological effects of low-temperature plasmas.

Our research focuses on the unique plasma-specific effects which lead to the unusual structure, properties, and performance of the materials that are newly created or modified using precise, economic, and environment-friendly plasma technologies.

Research activities

This research will focus on the effects of an ionized cocktail of reactive species generated in gas discharges under different conditions ranging from low-pressure vacuum chambers for computer microchip manufacturing to ambient air and room temperatures for the treatment of biological objects.

Some of the processes of interest include:

  • atomic precision and nanoscale texturing of solid organic and inorganic surfaces for applications in energy storage
  • environmental sensing
  • biomedical
  • electronic
  • photovoltaic.

Outcomes

The outcomes of this research will be in the better understanding and applications of the unique plasma-specific effects which lead to the unusual structure, properties, and performance of the materials that are newly created or modified using precise, economic, and environment-friendly plasma technologies.

Skills and experience

Specific research focuses and milestones will be personalised to satisfy your interests, abilities and other preferences.

The supervisory team will be assembled by involving experts across the large international network led by Professor Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov. Professor Ostrikov is a Foreign Member of the Academy of Europe, Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Science and international pioneer and leader in plasma nanoscience..

This and several other opportunities under the leadership of Professor Ostrikov offer multiple opportunities for industry collaborations and placements to world-leading laboratories internationally.

Scholarships

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

Annual scholarship round

Contact

Contact the supervisor for more information.