PhD Scholarship, Battery Systems

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


  • PhD Opportunity (with stipend), novel battery systems, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM)

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 Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) is supporting a PhD opportunity focussing on the development of a novel battery system based on shear thickening fluid electrolytes. The project will tackle safety issues and key challenges that face battery technology. The Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) will host this research within the AIIM and there will be opportunities to work closely with DSTG scientists. The PhD candidate will be supervised by Dr Caiyun Wang, see profile

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 first or upper second class Honours degree or Master degree (or equivalent) in Materials Chemistry, Chemistry Science, Materials Engineering or a related field. Knowledge of batteries and electrolytes would be an advantage. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an enthusiasm for team work are essential. The ability to work independently with a strong desire for planning and multi-tasking to meet deadlines and progress the research is required. Applicants must be an Australian citizen.

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 30th August 2019.

Your EOI must include: 

  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages) 
  • A current curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • Copy of Academic Transcripts (university level qualifications)

 For all enquiries related to this PhD opportunity, please contact Dr Caiyun Wang ( or Dr Jie Ding (

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 30/08/2019, 9:59:00 PM
Salary Details: As per the advertisement.
HR Contact: Caiyun Wang
Contact Email: