PhD Scholarship in Fast Discovery Methods for Green Inhibitors to Protect Galvanised Steel

For PhD candidates interested in the use of fast materials discovery to develop new green inhibitors for galvanised steel and zinc.

High throughput electrochemistry and robotic experimentation will be used to discover the optimum inhibitors to reduce corrosion on zinc and galvanised steel in atmospheric and industrial conditions. This project will have industrial applications in construction, transport and machinery.

The scholarship is suitable for graduates in chemistry, or chemical or materials engineering.

Value and duration

The scholarship will provide a stipend of $30,000 per annum. Successful international applicants will be provided with a tuition fee scholarship that also covers the cost of the Overseas Student Health Cover.

The duration of this scholarship is three years with the possibility of a six-month extension.

Number of scholarships available



To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

It is preferred that applicants have an honours or four-year degree in chemistry, or chemical or materials engineering.

How to apply

Please send expressions of interest and enquiries to Professor Ivan Cole at

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications close 5pm AEST Wednesday 28 February 2018 or when a candidate is selected.

Terms and conditions

RMIT's standard research scholarship terms and conditions (PDF 327KB 10p) will apply to this scholarship.

Further information

The project is RMIT-funded and is one of two scholarships in this area. This scholarship involves high throughput experimentation whilst the other scholarship involves computational design of inhibitors. The successful candidate will join a group with substantial experience in developing and modelling new inhibitors with the development of inhibitors for zinc being the team's newest initiative.


Professor Ivan Cole