Grant-Funded Researcher in School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Adelaide Australia

Working closely with a key Adelaide-based industry partner and the research team at the ARC Research Hub for Graphene-Enabled Industry Transformation at the University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, this project is an opportunity to develop research concepts into prototype industrial products.


This project aims to develop functionalised graphene adsorbents that can be applied for soil and water decontamination, specifically targeting removal of heavy metals and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances. The position is for 1 year with possible extension depending on project development.


This project builds upon the successful development of effective graphene functionalisation procedures and the capability of the industry partner to develop technology that can be readily adapted for use in many industrial applications. The outcomes of this project are expected to be the development of an inexpensive and effective technology for removing and potentially recovering pollutants from soil and water.  The successful applicant is expected to optimise the physical of graphene to maximise water contact and permeability for selective removal of contaminants.


To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD (or thesis submitted) in a relevant discipline (Chemistry, Chemical, Materials or Environmental Engineering). 
  • Demonstrated excellence in Research in the field of materials and environmental engineering.
  • A publication track record in leading scientific journals and conferences.
  • The ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available to support our staff and students in their academic lives. Including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements are available for the successful candidate.
  • Supporting staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work related travel. 
  • Faculty staff returning from parental leave of at least 12 weeks are also supported through our Staff Research Support Scheme.

For more information about gender equity initiatives at the University of Adelaide please visitwww.adelaide.edu.au/gender-equity-diversity


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