The Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis regularly offers attractive career opportunities. For over 50 years, our staff and students have helped to cultivate a leading national and international reputation for excellence in microscopy and microanalysis and have developed a culture in which service and training are just as important as the outstanding research results that we are achieving.

Academic, Research and General Staff Positions

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Nanotube Nanothermometers – Synthesis, Characterisation and Application

Carbon nanotubes, discovered in the early '90s, are tiny, hollow cylindrical structures made of carbon molecules that are typically known for their strength and unique electrical properties. A carbon nanotube (CNT) filled with a low-melting-point metal such as gallium (Ga) creates a nanothermometer that allows temperature measurement at the nanometre scale. Though proven to work in simple systems, we need to fully develop this new nanotechnology and its method of implementation within a complex engineering environment to make nanothermometers a practical and important measurement tool. Funding from ARC has been approved recently for this ambitious program.

An exciting project on nanotube nanothermometers is available for an outstanding student considering a PhD in science. It will provide unique opportunities to develop skills in transmission electron microscopy with a focus on characterisation of the nanothermometers and the oxidation behaviour of Ga confined in nanotubes. The project offers the chance to work in a multidisciplinary research team and make use of the world-class research facilities of the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis at the University of Sydney.

We are interested in talking to students who have, or will have in the next 12 months, an Honours 1 or 2A in Physics, Materials Science/Engineering or Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, or who have a Master's degree in one of these areas. To discuss the project or for further information, please contact , ph. 02 9351 7535.

Microscopic Origin of Ferromagnetism in Spintronic Materials
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PhD Scholarship Opportunities

See Available Research Projects section. Applicants also please refer to the University’s Scholarships Office website.