Offerta scolarship per Dottorati in Chimica a Perth (Australia)

08/01/2019 - Admin Australia

Il  dipartimento di Chimica dell’Universita’ di Perth (Australia) offre 2 borse di dottorato sul progetto: “Electric fields as a chemical reagent – Electrostatic catalysis in diffusive systems”.

Project Description

This PhD project seeks to demonstrate how chemical catalysis by an electric field can allow unmatched control on chemical reactivity. From making drugs that heal to glues that seal, chemists make use of catalytic processes. One of the received wisdoms is that a catalyst is a specific molecule, engineered for a specific reaction. We have recently demonstrated the first experimental links between the polarity of an external static electric field and chemical rates – questioning our understanding of chemical reactivity and transforming our view of catalysis. A specific catalyst can be replaced by a generic electric field stimulus, enabling cleaner and cheaper opportunities that current technologies cannot fulfil.  

How to apply:

Please direct informal enquiries and requests for further information to Dr Simone Ciampi (). Interested applicants should include a copy of their CV and a brief statement of their research interests in initial correspondence. Details on the formal application procedure can be found at

Funding Notes

Applicants should have an honours degree (at least, or equivalent) in chemistry, materials science or other relevant discipline, and do not need to be Australian citizen. Experience in SPM (AFM or STM) and basic electrochemistry knowledge is preferred but not strictly required. (contact for further information).

Tipologia: Bando/Avviso


Paese: Australia

SSD: 03 - Scienze chimiche