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ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing PhD Scholarship in “Investigation of the mechanism of action of antifungal surfaces”

Applications are invited for one PhD Scholarship at RMIT University. RMIT is a global university of technology, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments.


Value and duration: The scholarship is valued at $26,300 per year, pro rata for three years.

Eligibility: To be considered for scholarship you must:

  1. Meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Research Programs.
  2. Satisfy RMIT Scholarship eligibility criteria


This scholarship is open for Domestic and International applicants

How to apply and further information:

Please send a 1 page letter of motivation with a copy of your CV to Prof. Elena Ivanova.

Closing date: 1 August 2018


BlueScope has developed several candidate antifungal prototype surfaces that require investigation into their function, efficacy, and longevity.

The project aim is to determine aspects of the mechanism of action of BlueScope prototype antifungal surfaces including the mode(s) of action, the roles of growth and adhesion inhibition, and longevity.

The research project is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under Australian Steel Manufacturing Research Hub, hosted by the University of Wollongong and RMIT University. The Steel Research Hub has 5 core Industry Partners (BlueScope Steel, Arrium, the Australian Steel Institute, Bisalloy steels and Cox Architecture), with BlueScope Steel providing a major investment. In addition the Steel Research Hub partners with 5 Australian Universities (the University of Queensland, University of Newcastle, Monash, RMIT and the University of NSW).

The Australian Steel Manufacturing Research Hub aims to develop breakthrough process and product innovations to enable the Australian steel industry to improve its global competitiveness. It is based on an integrated, value chain-wide approach to innovation in the steel sector, including projects on innovation strategy and management, customer-focused product development, innovation in coating and surface engineering technology, and economic and environmental sustainability of iron and steelmaking.


Prospective applicants’ background should be in one or more relevant field, such as surface chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, nano-technology, physical chemistry, material sciences.


Applications and further information:

Prof Elena Ivanova,


Application close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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