Research opportunities

PhD candidates

Visit the Department of Chemical Engineering’s ‘Research projects’ page to view a list of projects available to graduate research students:

Research projects

Additional information on the PhD application process and scholarships can be found on the University’s Melbourne School of Engineering website:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering

Australian PhD students

Includes New Zealanders, Australian Permanent Residents and graduates of The University of Melbourne with a first class degree.

We are interested in receiving applications from potential PhD students with degrees in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, bioprocess engineering, chemistry, food science or a related discipline.

First, contact (with your CV) to ensure that projects that match your interests are available. You then need to apply for admission to a PhD degree at The University of Melbourne and also for an research scholarship.

International PhD students

First, contact (along with your CV, academic results, and the names of at least 2 referees) to ensure that projects that match your interests are available. You then need to apply for admission to a PhD degree at the University of Melbourne and also for a scholarship to cover both your fees and living expenses. Competition for these scholarships is intense so you will need a good first-class Honours degree or equivalent.

Postdoctoral fellows

Please contact for prospective positions (with your CV).

Prospective postdoctoral fellows should consider applying for various suitable fellowships: