PhD Studentship in Materials Science / Engineering Physics, RMIT University [Australia]

PhD Studentship in Materials Science / Engineering Physics, RMIT University, Australia
RMIT is a global university of technology based in Melbourne, with a commitment to and reputation for high quality professional and vocational education and research engaged with industry and community.
A three year scholarship is available for a person who has an Honours degree in Materials Science or Engineering Physics or related discipline in a project - developing advanced coatings for cutting tools.

Reference Number: 505333
Portfolio: Science, Engineering & Technology
School: Applied Sciences
Campus: Melbourne - CBD

This is an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) that commences January 2009. This award is part of a recent successful Australian Research Council grant “Designing the Next Generation of High Performance Cutting Tools”. The project team includes Prof. Dougal McCulloch and Prof. Derry Doyle at RMIT University and Dr Steve Dowey from Sutton Tools (an Australian company which is the largest manufacturer of cutting tools in Australia).

The aim of this project is to develop new directions in the manufacture of cutting tools such as drills and taps by creating new engineered interfaces and coatings that maximise performance.

To apply please send a covering letter stating your reasons for wishing to take up this scholarship and curriculum vitae to:

Professor Dougal McCulloch,
Applied Physics, School of Applied Sciences,
RMIT University,
GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne,
Victoria 3001


by email to

Applications close: 5 December 2008.