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PhD scholarship-Photonics in Spider Silks, Australia


Opportunities exist for students to research the photonics and optics of spider silks and webs. As a natural, nanocomposite, self-assembled dielectric material; certain spider silks are high optical quality fibres with high birefringence, high dispersion and high optical nonlinearity. They are biocompatible and have potential for use in a variety of sensors. Projects can be different combinations of theoretical simulations, research of micro-optical techniques to measure the optical properties, nanophotonics, micro- and nano-scale microscopy, and photonics applications of silks.

PhD scholarships that can support potential candidates cover the national/international fees (International: 32,000 AUD/yr), and provide an annual stipend of ~26,600 AUD. The PhD candidature is supported with up to 15,000 AUD for travel and/or research costs over the full period of enrolment.


DEADLINE: May 20 2017


To inquire about applying please email a CV. Label the Subject of your email as "PhD Application Inquiry" to

Professor Deb Kane

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Application Deadline : 20 May 2017

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