Fuel your passion for discovery
Undertake a Chemical or Physical Sciences research-based higher degree at Flinders, and you’ll have the opportunity to work toward bringing affordable, green, energy efficient and advanced technology solutions to people around the world.
Become part of the Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology while you work on globally relevant problems, access cutting-edge instrumentation and create new scientific knowledge with the support of a team of leading research supervisors.
Why undertake a PhD in Chemical and Physical Sciences
Your chosen research area is flexible, and ultimately agreed between you and your supervisor. Areas of focus could include:
Accelerate your career and be part of the solution to the equation of life with a PhD in Chemical or Physical Sciences.
A PhD in Chemical or Physical Sciences will position you as an expert in your area of specialisation. A PhD is a stepping stone to professional research or as a highly sought-after expert in the private or public sector in Australia or internationally. This prestigious degree will equip you with valuable skills in communications, time management and organisation transferrable to any role.
The Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology applies world-class research and know-how to find novel and robust solutions to challenges facing Australia in areas such as water, energy, health and security. The research focused centre works on a variety of socially beneficial developments including new methods for harnessing energy, DNA genotyping for cancer diagnostics, environmentally friendly corrosion and fingerprinting using quantum dots.
Flinders academic staff are recognised experts in their specialised Chemical or Physical Sciences fields. They are embedded in real-world applications of research, with extensive knowledge, networks and industry partners to support PhD students and deliver exciting and valuable research outcomes.
Get in touch with a supervisor of your choice today, to discuss your area of interest, and start on your path to thought leadership.
|Professor Claire Lenehan
||Analytical chemistry, forensic and analytical chemistry|
|Professor Colin Raston
||Chemistry, clean technology, interdisciplinary engineering and technology, local drug delivery, nanotechnology, organic chemistry, solar cells|
|Professor David Lewis
||Polymers, solar cells|
|Professor Gunther Andersson||Heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalytic hydrogen production, solar fuels, liquid surfaces, atmospheric chemistry at interfaces, organic based solar cells, concentrated solar energy, biological membranes|
|Associate Professor Ingo Koeper
||Analytical chemistry, nanotechnology, science education, surface science|
|Associate Professor Justin Chalker||Catalysis, chemical biology, functional materials, green chemistry, organic chemistry, organic synthesis, polymers, protein chemistry, sustainable chemistry|
|Associate Professor Martin Johnston||NMR spectroscopy, organic supramolecular chemistry|
|Professor Mats Andersson||Polymers, polymer synthesis, materials chemistry, nanotechnology, functional materials, solar cells, hydrogen generation, smart windows, conducting materials, biofouling, antifouling materials, conjugated polymers, organic chemistry|
|Associate Professor Mike Perkins||Marine natural products chemistry, molecular synthesis, organic chemistry|
|Professor Paul Kirkbride||Forensic and analytical chemistry, forensic science|
|Professor Sarah Harmer-Bassell||Biomining, condensed matter physics, geochemistry, inorganic electronic structure and spectroscopy, surface science|
|Dr Zhongfan Jia||Biomaterials, catalysis, functional polymeric materials, organic electronics, polymer|
|Dr Boris Blankleider||Theoretical physics, elementary particle theory, nuclear theory, condensed matter theory, computer modelling, lattice gases, cellular automata|
|Associate Professor Melanie MacGregor||Nanotechnology, functional coatings, surface nanoengineering, biofunctional materials, plasma polymers, nano-structured interfaces, microfluidics, nanoplastics|
|Dr Pankaj Sharma||Materials science and engineering, experimental condensed matter physics, advanced functional materials - ferroelectrics, electronic, energy and 2D materials, nanoelectronics devices, scanning probe microscopy.|
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