PhD scholarship in MOFs, membranes, and photonic sensors

This is an exciting opportunity for a PhD candidate to explore the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and their applications in membrane separation and photonic sensors.

This research will provide significant benefits to environmental protection, sustainable development, food safety, and human health. 

This scholarship is funded by the STEM College of RMIT University. The candidate will be hosted by the Chemical and Environmental Engineering discipline and undertake research with Senior Research Fellow & ARC DECRA Fellow Dr. Jue Hou. This research includes the investigation into inorganic-inorganic porous framework materials (MOFs), growth and self-assembly of nanoparticles, MOF-based membranes for separation applications, and MOF-based photonic crystal sensors. 

The value of the Scholarship is equivalent to an RMIT full Scholarship.

Applications are now open.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

One scholarship is available. 

Applicants must:

  • Meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy, including minimum English language requirements for international applicants, as outlined under 'Admissions' in PhD (Chemical Engineering) 
  • Have a background in chemical engineering, chemistry, or materials. They must have completed a relevant Bachelor's Degree and Honour's or Master's.


  • Excellent written and communication skills. 
  • Experience in synthesis of organic/inorganic materials, and self-assembly of nanoparticles.
  • Experience in characterizations, e.g., SEM, FTIR, XRD, BET, spectra analysis.

To apply, please submit the following documents to Senior Research Fellow & ARC DECRA Fellow Dr. Jue Hou ( directly.

  • A CV that includes GPA of Bachelor Degree, any publications/awards, IELTS score if required and the contact details of two referees.
  • A copy of electronic academic transcripts.

Senior Research Fellow & ARC DECRA Fellow Dr. Jue Hou (

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