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Full time PhD scholarship at RMIT University, Australia: Mechanics of Nanocomposites

The positions below are still available. Eligible candidates are welocme to apply. Those who have already applied do not need to resubmit your application. 

PhD scholarship is immediately available at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. Applications are invited for two open positions in one of the following areas: (1) Mechanics of nanotubes and graphene; (2) Multiscale simulation of functionally graded or nanotubes/graphene reinforced composites; (3) Thermal buckling and post-buckling of composite structures. The research work is supported by Australian Research Council under Discovery Projects scheme.


The perspective applicants should possess the following qualifications/attributes:


(a) a MSc. degree in a closely related area;

(b) a Bachelor degree with good GPA (first class honours or equivalent, i.e., >80%)

(c) solid background in and good knowledge of solid mechanics, composite materials and numerical modeling techniques;

(d) strong motivation for and complete commitment to research excellence;

(e) proficiency in English which meets the language requirements below

IELTS: overall score ≥ 6.5 (no sub-band score < 6) or

TOEFL (paper based): overall score ≥ 570 (writing ≥ 5, reading ≥ 54, listening ≥ 54), or

TOEFL (internet based): overall score ≥ 90 (writing ≥ 21, reading ≥ 20, listening ≥ 20, speaking ≥ 20)

Experience with finite element modeling and/or molecular dynamics simulation would be advantageous but not essential.


Those who are eligible and interested, please email your CV, including undergraduate and postgraduate academic transcripts, English test certificate, a list of publications, and a short personal statement explaining why you are interested in the position to A/Prof. J. Yang ( as soon as possible. 

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