Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Colloid and Emulsion Science

09 Mar 2022 10:06 AM | Christine Browne (Administrator)

A fully funded PhD scholarship is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to research the structure and stability of nanoparticle-stabilised emulsions at Massey University under the supervision of Associate Professor Catherine Whitby.

This PhD project is part of a newly funded MacDiarmid Institute research programme on ‘Reconfigurable Systems - Towards Zero Waste’ . The successful candidate will join the School of Natural Sciences on the Palmerston North campus of Massey University in New Zealand.


The ideal PhD candidate will have strong background in colloid and surface chemistry, and excellent understanding of fundamental physical chemistry. The candidate will have a BScHon or MSc degree in physical/surface/materials chemistry with outstanding grades and a keen interest in multidisciplinary research. You should satisfy the requirements for admission as a PhD candidate at Massey University.

Total value and tenure of scholarship

NZD$35,000 per annum (not taxed) and includes all student fees for three (3) years.

How to apply

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and academic transcripts, and the names and contact details of two referees to: Associate Professor Catherine Whitby ( with “PhD Scholarship in Colloid and Emulsion Science” in the subject line.

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