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Developing innovative lighting technologies to suit our circadian rhythm

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for future postgraduate electrical engineering research students.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area



Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

If successful, you'll be supported by a PhD scholarship with a stipend of $27,596 per annum for 3 years.


To be eligible for this scholarships you will ideally possess:

  • an honours-level background in electrical engineering or computer science
  • good communication and writing skills
  • a desire to develop an innovative lighting technology.

How to apply

Please contact the supervisor, Associate Professor Andrew J. Zele, for more information.

Applications close 31 July 2019 unless the position is filled earlier.

About the scholarship

The human body clock (circadian rhythm) is synchronized to the 24 hour solar day. The fact that artificial lighting (e.g. LEDs) in the built environment (e.g. homes and offices) is not matched to the change in spectral content of the outdoor lighting can negatively impact a person’s sleep, alertness and health.

This project aims to develop innovative lighting technologies designed to suit our circadian rhythm.

If successful, you'll work closely with Associate Professor Andrew J. Zele (Visual Science Laboratory, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation) on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary research team including:

You'll benefit from being part of a larger research team that includes postdoctoral research fellows, research technicians and PhD students.

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