Applications are invited for two scholarships leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

The scholarships are supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship to Associate Professor Yvonne Stokes,“Mathematics the key to modern glass and polymer fibre technology”.

Field of Study: The PhDs are to undertake research on the fluid mechanics and heat transfer seen in fabrication of components for biochemical whispering gallery resonator sensors. Specifically, the projects are

  1. Unsteady capillary stretching for microstructured tapers.
  2. Micro-bubble and micro-bottle blowing in a fibre for whispering gallery resonator sensors.

Eligibility: The projects are open to Australian Citizens, permanent residents of Australia and international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

Applicants require a background in, and should hold or be about to complete an Honours or Masters degree in, applied mathematics or a closely related subject area such as physics or engineering. A Class 1 Honours degree, or a Distinction or higher for a Masters degree with a significant research component, are highly desirable. Equivalent international qualifications will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of theoretical fluid mechanics.

Stipend: The scholarship for each project will be for 3 years with a stipend of $26,682 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. Tuition fees will also be covered.

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