Advanced filtration technology - UniSA and Puratap Top Up Scholarship

University of South Australia

A top-up scholarship valued at $5,000 per annum, for three years, is currently available to conduct your PhD on an industry-supported project jointly based in the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences and School of Engineering at UniSA. An exciting research collaboration between UniSA and the South Australian company Puratap has been established to investigate advanced water filtration technologies. UniSA provides world class research support and facilities, while Puratap provides direct access for the student to experience working in an industry environment. The specific project will focus on the development of antimicrobial coatings onto membranes for water filtration. Plasma polymer technology that has been pioneered by UniSA will be used to apply coatings that can resist microbial fouling during operation. Research will involve the following: Fabrication of filtration membranes: Analytical characterisation of materials: Microbial performance testing: Integration of membranes into Puratap filtration units. This PhD project addresses the domestic and international crisis of providing clean water to individuals.


One top-up scholarship is available to a domestic applicant in receipt of an RTPd awarded by UniSA. Applicants should have completed an Honours or MSc degree and have a background in one or more of the following areas, microbiology, materials chemistry, organic chemistry, molecular biology, nanotechnology or related fields. The applicant must have obtained a fully funded PhD scholarship in order to receive this top up.

Amount $5,000
Frequency Once Only
Duration years
Student type Australian and New Zealand
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Postgraduate
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