Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Science, technology and engineering and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

What you'll receive

We are seeking a PhD student who is interested in conducting cutting-edge research in the area of  advanced materials for renewable energy conversion and storage devices.

The successful candidate will receive a scholarship, tax exempt and indexed annually of $28,597 per annum for a period of three years, with a possible 6 month extension, subject to satisfactory progress. International students will also receive either:

  • an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) fees offset (International), or
  • a QUT research degree (HDR) tuition fee scholarship.

The scholarship will be governed by QUTPRA rules.


To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at QUT, including any English language requirements for international students.

Ideally, candidates will have a background in chemistry, material science or physics.

Research experience in solar cells or energy storage material synthesis/characterisation and device fabrication are desirable.

How to apply

Interested applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration prior to applying for this scholarship, as per QUT's how to apply website.

The EOI must indicate that you are applying for this scholarship, and must have Prof Hongxia Wang nominated as your potential supervisor.

What happens next?

This scholarship will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, however please note we are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. For more information about the scholarship or application process please contact Prof Hongxia Wang.

About the scholarship

The successful scholarship recipient will work with leading researchers led by Professor Hongxia Wang in the school of Chemistry and Physics, QUT to design, synthesise and characterise materials with tailored properties for energy conversion (solar cells) and energy storage devices and their integrated systems.

The recipient have the opportunity to access to the advanced spectroscopic and microscopic facility for materials characterisation at QUT including but not limited to SEM, (in-situ) TEM, FTIR, Raman, SIMS, DSC, XRD, FIB, XPS/UPS

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