PhD Scholarship, Battery Powered Electrical Automotives

Wollongong, Australia
02 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • 2 PhD Opportunities (with stipend) - Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM)
  • IoT-Battery Electric Transporter for Underground Coal Mining

The opportunity

The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials(AIIM) is the flagship research institute at the University of Wollongong with a focus on multidisciplinary materials science fundamental and applied research. The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has awarded a grant to AIIM to research and develop a fully battery powered, heavy duty vehicle for underground coal mining. The project involves development of major components of a fully operational vehicle for use in this challenging work environment. We are seeking PhD students to join this research project.

The research will be undertaken, on a full time basis, at the AIIM facility at the Innovation Campus in Wollongong, New South Wales.


The 2019 Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend is AUD $27,596 per annum (indexed annually), tax free for three years and is offered as part of this PhD opportunity.


Applicants must hold relevant post graduate and/or Bachelor qualifications in Engineering majoring in electrical, electronics, power electronics or equivalent major. Skill in the use of software such as C/C++, Python, Java and Matlab would be well regarded. Ability to work in a team and good written and oral communication skills are essential. The successful candidates are expected to conduct original research independently.

How to Apply

Lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) via the University of Wollongong online recruitment portal at

Expressions of Interest close 11:59 pm AEST Friday 2nd August 2019.

Your EOI must include:

  • A written statement (maximum 2 pages) describing your interest in the research project
  • A current curriculum vitae including the names of two academic referees
  • Your Academic Transcripts

For all enquiries related to this PhD opportunity, please contact Dr Khay See (, 

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 02/08/2019, 9:59:00 PM
Salary Details: As per advertisement.
Reference Number: 191097
HR Contact: Khay See
Contact Email: