PhD Scholarships on Fuel Cells at UNSW

PhD Scholarships on Fuel Cells at UNSW

We are looking for a PhD candidate to work an Australian Research Council-funded project in Hydrogen Fuel Cells in the School of Chemistry of University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

Please apply if you have a passion for research and wish to pursue a career in the fields of clean energy and sustainability such as:

  • Electric vehicles
  • Green hydrogen production and export
  • Decarbonisation technologies

The successful applicant will:

  • Synthesize low Platinum and Platinum-free catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells
  • Evaluate their performances in three-electrode systems and in real hydrogen fuel cells devices
  • Conduct advanced operando and post-mortem characterization


  • Master’s degree or 1st Class Honours in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a similar discipline

Desired skills:

  • Knowledge of electrochemical energy technologies such hydrogen fuel cell, electrolyser, or batteries
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research projects and publishing research papers in respected journals
  • Excellent spoken and written English

The positions are available immediately. Candidates interested in these positions are welcome to contact Dr Quentin Meyer ( and Prof Chuan Zhao (  via email, and attach a CV, cover letter, and other relevant information.


The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading universities in Australia and is the 44th best university in the world (2021 QS World University Rankings). The School of Chemistry is in the UNSW Kensington Campus, within easy reach of Sydney’s CBD, sandy beaches and national parks. Sydney is consistently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.


The NanoElectroChemistry Lab in the School of Chemistry at UNSW is led by Professor Chuan Zhao and composed of ~20 enthusiastic researchers from 8 countries. The group is one of the leaders in electrochemistry and nanomaterials in Australia and publishes regularly in highly respected journals. The group also has strong links with the industry and has several patents successfully commercialised.