Available PhD projects

Find current PhD research projects and scholarships offered at Paihau—Robinson Research Institute

Postgraduate study at Paihau—Robinson Research Institute is full-time. You need financial support for the duration of your study. If you have funding, let the names supervisor know, or see the following scholarships.

PhD Research scholarships

Research grants fund these projects and include money for a research student. Current scholarships include:

3D fluorescent optical memory for long-term data storage

Supervisor: Dr Shen Chong and Dr Grant Williams

The candidate will undertake materials preparation using solid-state chemistry, including high-temperature melts and hydrothermal techniques. The materials will be characterised and studied by x-ray diffraction, SEM, TEM, optical absorption, and various luminescence techniques including photoluminescence and stimulated luminescence. The candidate will also assist in the design, construction and implementation of optical experiments involving laser stimulations. Access to additional resources is available through our affiliation with the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Find out more on our scholarships website page.

Wellington Doctoral Scholarship

You might be eligible for a postgraduate scholarship based on academic merit. Apply for doctoral scholarship in March, July, or November.

MacDiarmid Institute PhD research scholarships

You can apply for a research project with The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

MacDiarmid Institute PhD Scholarships