ARC Grant Funded PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells with Novel Perovskite-based Cathode

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These ARC grant funded PhD scholarships are funded by ARC Linkage Grant to support a full-time PhD student who is undertaking research in electrochemistry or high-temperature area, under a specific research topic of “Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells with Novel Perovskite-based Cathode.” There are two scholarships available under this project.

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Australia and is also a member of Australia's " Group of 8" Universities. Times Higher Education ranked 88th in the world in 2023. Since its founding in 1874, it has built a solid reputation for excellence in teaching, academics and research success. The University of Adelaide has 5 Nobel Prize winners in its history and has trained 110 Rhodes Scholars.

Energy and Catalytic Materials Center, In-Situ Analysis and Testing Center

Under the leadership of Professor Shizhang Qiao, the University of Adelaide established the Center for Materials in Energy and Catalysis (CMEC) in 2018. The center uses a combination of experiments, advanced characterization and theoretical calculations to develop efficient, economical and industrially promising materials for energy and catalysis. In addition, under the leadership of Professor Shizhang Qiao, the University of Adelaide will establish an in-situ analysis and testing center in 2020.


Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia/international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.


The scholarships will be for 3.5 years and has a stipend of $32,500 per annum.

It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.


Contact Person: Associate Professor Yao Zheng or Professor Shizhang Qiao

School of: Chemical Engineering




Expression of interest

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Dr.Xiaoyong XU with the name of scholarship in the subject heading. Please ensure you include all of the following documents:


  • Degree certificates (testamurs)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of non-English documentation
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Curriculum vitae