Through a unique collaboration between the School of Chemical Engineering of The University of Adelaide (the University) and the Institute for Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (the Institute, IPE-CAS)
in Beijing, the University is pleased to be able to offer up to six
PhD scholarships for the coming year. The recipients of these
scholarships will be registered as a fulltime PhD student of The
University of Adelaide, but will spend two years of their candidature at
the University and up to two years at the Institute. Further details
of this exciting scholarship program follow below.
To apply for one of the scholarships, you should follow this procedure:
1. Send an e-mail to Associate Professor Bi (the University’s manager of the agreement) that includes the following (all in English):
covering letter that indicates which of the 5 projects below
you are interested in (you may express interest in more than one
project) and, in no more than 50 words for each project, why the project interests you;
your curriculum vitae;
scanned copies of you academic transcripts in original language and English translation;
if relevant, a list of any publications in print, press or
submitted, being sure to show full details of each publication so as
they can be sourced by the supervisors or, if submitted, a copy of the
manuscript (as a PDF) and proof of submission (do NOT include those in
if relevant, IELTS (Academic), TOEFL (Paper-based), TOEFL
(Internet-based) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test in the 24
months preceding this application you will be required to supply a copy
of your English Language Proficiency test results scanned copy of
Certificate (if your degrees were NOT taught in English; if the latter
applies, please provide proof that the degrees were taught in English
in their entirety).
2. Upon receipt of confirmation of willingness to
supervise from Assocuate Prof. Bi, proceed to apply formally to
admission to the University and a scholarship using the standard
application form, which can be found at domestic students or international students. In the application, you must:
If you wish to know more about any of the projects before applying
for a scholarship, you should feel free to contact one or both of the
principal supervisors listed for the project.
The scholarships are open to both domestic and international students. Recipients of the scholarships:
will be full-time students of The University of Adelaide and
will be awarded a University of Adelaide PhD degree upon successfully
meeting requirements of the degree;
will spend at least two years fulltime equivalent at The
University of Adelaide in Adelaide, and not less than 12 months at
IPE-CAS, in one or more blocks of time fulltime equivalent at the
Institute for Process Engineering in Beijing;
will receive a stipend at the APA/IGRS rate (set to be $26,288
in 2016 tax-free) whilst residing in Australia, IPE-CAS will be wholly
responsible for the student’s cost of accommodation and other living
expense while in Beijing;
will have the fees for the PhD degree waived;
will, for international students, have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) covered for the period of candidature; and
will have access to all standard facilities and other standard
services enjoyed by PhD students at The University of Adelaide and the
Institute for Process Engineering.
The projects on offer for 2017 are:
Hydrodynamics of a solar hybridised dual fluidised-bed gasifier. Primary supervisors are Professor Peter Ashman
and Professor Suojiang Zhang. The aim of this project is to assess
the hydrodynamics of cold flow model of a solar hybridised dual
Peptide-drug conjugate for long-acting and targeting drug delivery. Primary supervisors are Associate Professor Jingxiu Bi
and Professor Yongdong Liu. The aim of this project is to develop a
novel targeting drug delivery system based on peptide-drug conjugates.
Polyionic liquids as new materials for desalination. Primary supervisors are Professor Sheng Dai and Professor Xiangping Zhang. The aim of this project is to develop novel applications of ionic liquids in water treatment.
Design of Photocatalysts for Solar Hydrogen Production: from Fundamentals to Practice. Primary supervisors are Prof Shizhang Qiao
and Professor Dan Wang. The aim of this project is to design and
fabricate nano-structured photocatalysts, with high performance and low
cost for solar hydrogen production via photocatalytic water splitting.
Nanobiocatalytic Preparation of Chitooligosccharidesas and Their Biological Function. Primary supervisors are Dr Hu Zhang
and Professor Yuguang Du. The aim of this project is to prerpare a
range of chitooligosaccharides with a controlled degree of
polymerization through enzymatic hydrolusis of chitosan. The biological
functions of these products will be evaluated.
Further information available on the Beacon Scholarships website.