PhD Scholarship in Quantum Microscopy of 2D Materials

Funded PhD scholarship aiming to develop and deploy quantum microscopes to explore magnetism in 2D materials, with a focus on future technologies.

This project aims to develop and apply quantum microscope techniques to image magnetism in 2D materials. Initially, 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 use this platform to interrogate magnetism in novel 2D magnetic materials.

This scholarship is valued at up to $33826 per annum for three years with a possible six-month extension.

Applications are now open.


One (1) scholarship available

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. David Broadway at

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

Ideally, candidates would have a background in optics, condensed matter, and quantum physics. Additionally, some understanding of programming is required.

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