Postgraduate student funding

The CRCP supports high-achieving postgraduates to undertake PhD studies, it is support them financially with either full scholarships or “top up” scholarships.  The current CRCP is supporting 11 PhD student.s  Research theses will link and integrate polymer and advanced material science activities within and across the Health, Water & Food, and Solar research programs.

A complete list of our Supervisors is available here.

In addition to providing PhD scholarships, the CRCP also offers a valuable training program aimed at broadening skills, in order to prepare students for research employment post PhD. The program includes: R&D leadership, project and intellectual property management, commercialisation, and communication skills.

The universities involved are listed below:

  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Wollongong
  • The University of Western Australia, and
  • The University of New South Wales.

The range of research conducted by the recruited PhD students within the Centre has been broad and has included polymer chemistry, polymer physics, materials science, materials engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and related disciplines.

PhD students with the CRC for Polymers have realised great benefits from their involvement in the Centre. Some of their experiences are described in articles accessible through links provides below:

Dr David Nisbet (Monash University), (August 2006 article and June 2008 article)

Dr Dylan Nagle (Queensland University of Technology), click here

Dr Francesca Ercole (University of NSW), click here

Dr Andrew Phillips (Monash University), click here

Dr Kris Frost (RMIT University), click here

Dr Jatin Kumar (University of NSW), click here