PhD Scholarship in Neuromorphic Sensing Devices for Disease Detection

Develop a carbon-based electronic sensing device and couple it with pattern recognition technology to build an ‘artificial nose’.

Neuromorphic electronics is capable of recognising patterns in data with very low energy requirements. In this experimental project, the student will develop a new sensing technology and couple it with neuromorphic pattern recognition for artificial olfaction.

Scholarship is valued at up to AUD $31,000 per annum for 3 years full-time, with possibility for 6 month extension.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Have a first-class Honours or Masters degree in physics, nanotechnology, electronic engineering, materials science or related field
  • Provide evidence of good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • Meet RMIT University’s entry requirements for the Higher Degree by Research programs, including the minimum English language requirement (international applicants only).

To apply, please submit the following documents to Dr. Jim Partridge via

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcripts.

Prospective candidates will be required to submit an application for admission to the PhD (Physics) (DR230) as per instructions available on the School of Science website.

Applications are open now.

Applications will close when a candidate is selected.

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Dr. Jim Partridge via

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