Opportunities exist for students to research the photonics and optics of spider silks and webs. As a natural, nanocomposite, self-assembled dielectric material; certain spider silks are high optical quality fibres with high birefringence, high dispersion and high optical nonlinearity. They are biocompatible and have potential for use in a variety of sensors. Projects can be different combinations of theoretical simulations, research of micro-optical techniques to measure the optical properties, nanophotonics, micro- and nano-scale microscopy, and photonics applications of silks.
PhD Scholarships - Photonics of Spider Silks
- 100% tuition fee
- 20 May 2017
Master of research with 10 months project or equivalent.
Do you wish to become an international student next year?
Demonstrate your English skills with IELTS.
PhD scholarships that can support potential candidates cover the national/international fees (International: 32,000 AUD/yr), and provide an annual stipend of ~26,600 AUD. The PhD candidature is supported with up to 15,000 AUD for travel and/or research costs over the full period of enrolment.
To inquire about applying please email a CV. Label the Subject of your email as "PhD Application Inquiry" to Professor Deb Kane, firstname.lastname@example.org