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CRC CARE Scholarships

CRC CARE offers scholarships for potential and existing PhD, Masters and Honours students to investigate issues relating to environmental contamination and remediation.  

Two PhD positions available

Project: Modified clay minerals for mitigating greenhouse gas

Recognising 16 years of exceptional research focusing on contaminants and noting the major challenges constraining assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, our partner organisations are providing support for CRC CARE to lead a further 10 years of research, including a number of PhD fellowships. 

We are seeking two PhD students (domestic or international) for the following PhD initiatives. Projects are funded by the clay minerals industry for 3.5 years. The successful candidates will be enrolled in Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), the University of Newcastle, Australia. They will be working directly with Laureate Professor Ravi Naidu and Research Fellow Dr Bhaba Biswas.


Fully funded (living allowance and health insurance cover). GCER is a world-class research centre delivering many industry projects, high-quality PhD completions and research outputs. It is the only University of Newcastle research centre that is home to two Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers, recognised for their publication of papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™.

Preferred qualifications

Chemistry/material science/microbiology/environmental science or related prior MSc degree.

Commencing ASAP.

Interested candidates (Australian domestic or International) should send a short (2 pages) CV to Dr Bhaba Biswas at