This PhD project aims to develop novel nanofibre membranes with superhydrophobicity using novel polymer chemistry and nanofibre morphology.
Superhydrophobic membranes with water repellent properties are required for emerging processes such as membrane distillation (MD), for example to draw freshwater vapor from saline water, and membrane gas absorption (MGA).
$34,000 per annum for 3.5 years
31st August 2024
One scholarship available.
Preferable with background in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, and engineering. This project relies on polymer science and synthetic chemistry to design the novel polymer chemistry and nanofibre structures for advanced membrane materials. Expertise in chemical engineering will be required to critically evaluate the membrane applications.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.