Clean Water Technologies PHD Scholarship:
Seeking highly motivated applicants to join ambitious and multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research programme. In collaboration with Māori partners, will engineer novel biomaterials for sustainable water treatment. Will take advantage of recent advances in 3-D printing (and other bio fabrication methods) to create bespoke treatment media from biological wastes. Will then use these sustainable products to clean-up wastewater and storm water in Aotearoa NZ.
Field of Study:
Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Synthesis Chemistry, Materials Science
The current scholarship emolument is NZ$27,500 (tax-free) per year. The scholarship also covers tuition fees for the thesis enrolment at the New Zealand domestic rate for the term of the scholarship.
International and Domestic Students.
- Tenable for full-time study towards a PhD degree only at the University of Auckland for a period of 3 years
- Excellent academic record (Bachelor of Hons, 1st in Engineering/Science for domestic students and a Masters for International students)
- Strong written skills
- Outstanding ability in either materials science, synthetic chemistry, lab-based microbiology, water quality engineering or Life Cycle Assessment Modelling applied to engineering.
- Skills in Additive Manufacturing such as 3D printing an advantage for the material science position.
- Candidates who can start within New Zealand by mid 2021.
Applying procedure Instructions:
Application for the scholarship must be made to Prof. David Barker ([email protected])
All of the below material must be coherently included in your application:
- A full academic transcript- ideally with a Bachelor of Science 1st Class Honors (domestic students) or a relevant Master’s degree (international students).
- A 1-pg statement of your career goals and previous research experience.
- A 2-pg max curriculum vitae emphasizing courses completed and any publications.
- Statements from two referees that focus on the applicant’s:
- academic ability;
- social ability to work as part of a vibrant research team;
- independent knowledge ability and written and oral English communication ability (particularly for nonnative English applicants).
- The referee statements may be sent either with, or separate to, the application from the candidate, but must be received by the closing date. A contact phone number and email of the referee should be provided in their statement.
- Applicants holding a Masters degree are expected to have one of more peer-reviewed publications (incl. those in review). Please attach all English conference or journal publications and theses.
- For non-native English speakers: Evidence of sufficient English communication [The minimum requirements are either: (1) a TOEFL score greater than 90, of which writing must be greater than 20; or (2) a IELTS score of 6.5 with no section lower than 6.0. See HERE for details]
Application Deadline: 15 February 2021