PhD positions in the fields of isotope geochemistry and extractive metallurgy
These scholarships are funded by Murdoch University and the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) as part of the 'Development of a trusted supply chain for Australian battery minerals and products' project. The FBICRC brings together nearly 70 industry participants, eight universities, the CSIRO and federal and state governments. Through a six-year research and development program the FBICRC is targeting all segments of the battery value chain to deliver commercial, proprietary outcomes to accelerate industry expansion and grow a vibrant, emerging battery industry sector. FBICRC scholarship holders will form part of the broader FBICRC community, participating in research and participant forums with opportunities to undertake industry internships and collaborate with a range of industry and research partners.
The PhD candidates will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers and industry partners to identify geochemical fingerprints in critical minerals and associated products and to investigate how processing and refining affect these signatures. The expected outcomes will enable tracing of battery minerals, concentrates and chemicals through the supply chain and will increase transparency and sustainable practices.
The successful applicants are expected to work as part of the GeMS team and conduct research at Murdoch University, at the John de Laeter Research Centre at Curtin University, and at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis at the University of Western Australia.
Dr Hans Oskierski at H.Oskierski@murdoch.edu.au