PhD Scholarship in Self-powered Active Noise Control via a Nanofibre Acoustoelectric Converter

This project aims to investigation of a new active noise control system that can eliminate low frequency noise. It will realize self-powering on active noise controllers using piezoelectric nano-fibres as sound detector and power generator.

Value and duration

For international students the scholarship will include a $26,000 (Tax free) stipend per year (pro rata) and tuition fee waiver' for three years.

For domestic students a scholarship of a $26,000 (Tax free) stipend per year (pro rata) for three years will be provided.

A six-month extension of the scholarship is possible.

Number of scholarships available



  • Honours with GPA 3.5+; or
  • Master degree students with GPA 3.5 +; or
  • Q1 SCI publications, IELTS 6.5+; or
  • TOFEL 580 +

How to apply

Send your academic transcripts of both undergraduate and postgraduate and CV and a cover letter to HDR or SGR. You need to get your admission offer in order to get the scholarship offer. In order to get the admission offer, you need to submit your EOI following the AIR procedures.

Applicants applying for scholarship will be required to submit an application for admission to the Higher Degrees by Research PhD program DR216. More information on how to apply is here.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications will close when a candidate is selected.

Terms and conditions

Read the Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions (PDF 327kb, 10p).

Further information

Funded by Australian Research Council and industry, an exciting opportunity has become available for up to two PhD candidates to join a multi-disciplinary team to develop models and methodology in development of Self-powered Active Noise Control via a Nanofibre Acoustoelectric Converter. Candidates are expected to hold a good Bachelor or Masters Degree in mechanical/materials/chemistry or acoustics, or a related field, such as Applied Physics. The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated knowledge and proven experience in one of the following areas: Applied physics or chemistry; Materials science and engineering; Mechanical/ engineering or acoustics

The students will research and develop the Self-powered Active Noise Control solution via a Nano-fibre Acoustoelectric Converter.

Expected outcomes include an effective method to produce this novel noise controller and systemic understanding about material, device and performance. This will significantly promote development of advanced noise controlling technology and products, benefiting industry and environment.

The proposed research will lead to the preparation of a new noise control device that can effectively eliminate low frequency noise without the need for external electricity. It will significantly reduce noise cancellation cost, simplify operation, and increase adaptability to various situations, hence broadening the applications, especially in daily life, health, aged care, industry and defence. This will reduce noise pollution and deliver significant health and environmental benefits.


For further enquiries please contact Xu Wang via email: