PhD Scholarship - Macquaire University - Photonics of Spider Silks

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version
Macquarie University
20 May, 2017


Macquarie University
Eastern Rd
Macquarie Park 2113
33° 47' 36.474" S, 151° 8' 4.1784" E

Opportunities exist for students to research the photonics and optics of spider silks and webs. As a natural, nanocomposite, self-assembled dielectric material; certain spider silks are high optical quality fibres with high birefringence, high dispersion and high optical nonlinearity. They are biocompatible and have potential for use in a variety of sensors. Projects can be different combinations of theoretical simulations, research of micro-optical techniques to measure the optical properties, nanophotonics, micro- and nano-scale microscopy, and photonics applications of silks.

PhD scholarships that can support potential candidates cover the national/international fees (International: 32,000 AUD/yr), and provide an annual stipend of ~26,600 AUD. The PhD candidature is supported with up to 15,000 AUD for travel and/or research costs over the full period of enrolment.

DEADLINE May 20 2017

To inquire about applying please email a CV. Label the Subject of your email as "PhD Application Inquiry" to

Professor Deb Kane
deb [dot] kane [at] mq [dot] edu [dot] au

Javascript is required to view this map.