Deadline: 31 Mar 2018
PhD Scholarship – Nanomechanical Computing
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):School Schol (APA Rate) NONBAND ($27,082.00 – $27,082.00)
Work type:Full Time – Scholarship
Location: St Lucia
The School of Mathematics and Physics
A PhD opportunity is available for a student with a relevant Honours/Masters degree to join the Bowen Research Group at The University of Queensland. The successful candidate will be enrolled in a higher degree (PhD) by research at the University of Queensland and contribute to a research project in the field of laser observation and control of superfluid physics.
Domestic and international applicants are welcome to apply. Proposed start date of March 1, 2018.
Applicants must meet the University of Queensland’s requirements for entry to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, including English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements, detailed athttp://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/english-language-proficiency-requirements.
A PhD project is available in the field of Nanomechanical Computing.
Background: Computers based on the flow of electrical currents are ubiquitous in modern technology. However, they have limitations: they cannot be forever miniaturised with Moore’s Law already starting to saturate, their energy efficiency is fundamentally constrained by the laws of physics, and they cannot operate when exposed to high radiation levels such those found in some space environments and caused by space weather. An alternative approach to computation that can evade these constrains is to use vibrations confined on a silicon chip, rather than electrons, to perform logic. In our laboratory, we are developing nanoscale logical processors based on mechanical vibrations in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, and for ultimate applications in aerospace and satellite technologies. Projects are available to lead the development of this new form of computing. Experience/interest in micro-/nanofabrication and/or technology translation would be an advantage.
Successful applicants will receive a tax-free stipend to cover living expenses up to $27,082 and will also be eligible to apply for funds through the School to support conference and research travel up to $4000.
Enquiries and Application Process
To apply for EOI please DO NOT use the Apply button below. Please contact Professor Warwick Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. You may then be asked to provide the following documentation: Cover letter, Complete Tertiary Academic Records (with grades/GPA scores, and official grading scale details), and detailed Academic Resume/CV.
Expression of Interest Closing Dates
Please note the different EOI closing dates below for international and domestic candidates leading up to the UQ Graduate School research higher degree application and scholarship round timelines as advertised on their website: https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/scholarships.
DO NOT submit an application using the Apply button below.
Advertised: 07 Dec 2017
Applications close: 31 Mar 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time