IPAS PhD Positions Available
The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide is seeking highly motivated science or engineering graduates to commence their PhD studies in 2017.
Major Application Round: 1 September – 30 October
- PhD Scholarships in Fluid Mechanics
Two PhD projects are offered with scholarships as part of a wider project “Mathematics the key to modern glass and polymer fibre technology”, the ARC Future Fellowship awarded to Associate Professor Yvonne Stokes (February 2017- February 2021). The wider project is concerned with mathematical modelling of microstructured optical fibre (MOF) fabrication for a variety of uses. Mathematics is essential to solving the inverse problem of determining the preform and draw parameters to produce a desired fibre and has already proved to be of significant practical benefit.
- PhD Top-Up Scholarship: Bio-Sensing with Optical Fibres
The group led by Dr Stephen Warren-Smith are seeking a motivated experimental optical physics PhD student to work on an exciting optical fibre sensing project. The project will investigate new techniques for performing high spatial resolution distributed sensing using the specialty optical fibres made at the University of Adelaide. These optical fibres have an “exposed-core,” which allows them to interact with the external environment for biological and chemical sensing.
The project will involve designing and testing new optical measurement techniques for measuring micron scaled events that occur along the length of the exposed-core fibre. This will also involve theoretical simulations and fibre fabrication. It will be supported by the ARC Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, which provides collaboration opportunities with chemists, biologists and clinicians to help drive the project towards in-vivo applications. A top-up scholarship of $5,000 per annum will be provided to the successful applicant for three years. The student will also be provided with $15,000 p.a. for three years for project costs.