PhD Scholarship in Quantum Microscopy for Materials Characterisation

ARC funded project aiming to develop new microscopy techniques based on solid-state quantum sensors, and apply them to the characterisation of novel nanomaterials.

This scholarship is valued at up to $31,000 per annum for three years with a possible six-month extension.

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To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • have a first-class Honours or equivalent in physics or related disciplines
  • meet RMIT University’s entry requirements for the Higher Degree by Research programs.

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae and academic transcripts via email to Dr. Jean-Philippe Tetienne at

Prospective candidates will be invited to submit a full application for admission to the PhD (Applied Physics) program.

Applications are open now.

Scholarship applications will close when the position is filled.

The project aims to develop and apply new microscopy techniques that exploit quantum sensors based on spin defects in solids. Firstly, the student will be involved in the experimental realisation of these quantum microscopes, learning or applying knowledge and skills in optics, quantum physics, and condensed matter physics. Secondly, the student will apply these instruments to image and characterise the properties of new nanomaterials, in particular two-dimensional magnetic materials, acquiring/applying skills in nanofabrication and materials science.

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

Dr. Jean-Philippe Tetienne at

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