PhD Scholarship in heat transfer focusing on ice-phobic surfaces

A candidate interested in energy, fluid flow, heat transfer & materials is required to investigate and develop new engineered surfaces that prevent ice adhesion on heat exchanger surfaces during ice-slurry production.

This PhD will be part of a larger research project working with an Australian manufacturer of thermal systems. The project, partially funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will seek to develop a fully electric smart thermal comfort system for buildings that can generate, store, and supply both heating and cooling to buildings using energy harvested from rooftop PV systems.

The scholarship described above is offered by the RMIT School of Engineering and will specifically address the technical challenges in the effective storage of cold energy.

Value and duration

$30,900 pa. tax-free (indexed annually) for 3 years

Number of scholarships available



How to apply

Prospective applicants are to send an expression of interest via email which includes CV, cover letter and academic transcript. Approved applicants will then be invited to complete a full application.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

28 February 2019

Terms and conditions

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


For more information contact:
Dr Cameron Stanley

Prof. Gary Rosengarten