The University of Newcastle, Australia

Remediation of Emerging Contaminants

Closing Date: 01 October 2020Apply Now

PhD Scholarship

The fundamental research on advanced oxidisation, including electrochemistry and sono-chemistry towards the remediation of persistent and emerging contaminants. Under the team’s supervision and engagement, the remediation / destruction approach will be scaled-up from lab to field applications.


The candidates will study the PFAS degradation process, combine the electrochemistry with sono-chemistry, explore the destruction mechanism of PFAS, and optimise the setup to increase efficiency, develop the application system including sample preparation, and post-treatment modules for the scaling-up.

Two PhD students:

  • One will work on the fundamental research on the electrochemical advanced oxidation process (electrochem) and
  • One will work on the sono-chemistry (sono) to destruct PFAS.

They will be well trained in this project to ensure that the future workforce is prepared for the pace of radical change in our society.

PhD Scholarship details

Funding: $28,092 per annum (2020 rate) indexed annually. For a PhD candidate, the living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years. Scholarships also include up to $1,500 relocation allowance and Overseas Student Health Cover at single rate, for an international candidate.

Supervisor: Cheng Fang

Available to: Domestic and International students


Eligibility Criteria

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest along with scanned copies of their academic transcripts, CV, a brief statement of their research interests and a proposal that specifically links them to the research project.

Please send the email expressing interest to by 5pm on 01 October 2020.

Applications Close 01 October 2020 Apply Now

Contact Cheng Fang
Phone +61 2 4913 8741

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