PhD Scholarship - Study of Cold Spray Ti Coated Mild Steel Oxidation with and without Electro Plastic Treatment

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term position located at CSIRO in Clayton, VIC and our Hawthorn campus. Incumbent may be required to travel to site (Infrabuild Wire, Mayfield, NSW) and Infrabuildís other locations in Australia.

About the Scholarship
We have an exciting scholarship opportunity for a suitable candidate to undertake a PhD within Swinburne‚Äôs Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering. The successful candidate will contribute to the ‚ÄúStudy of Cold Spray Ti Coated Mild Steel Oxidation with and without Electro Plastic Treatment project‚ÄĚ, which aims to study the mechanisms of steel substrate protection at lower film builds and possible bimetallic corrosion interactions between the deposited Ti and steel substrate. The key research areas of the project include building on results that led to significant improvement in durability of mild steel via a new robotic additive coating process at high thicknesses of deposited titanium.¬†

Focusing on applied research that benefits industry by solving real-world challenges, The CSIRO Industry PhD Program (iPhD) aims to produce the next generation of innovation leaders with the skills to work at the interface of research and industry in Australia.

About you 
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • Meet participating university PhD admission requirements.¬†
  • Meet university English language requirements.¬†
  • Not have previously completed a PhD.¬†
  • Be able to commence the Program in the year of the offer.¬†
  • Enroll as a full-time PhD student.¬†
  • Previous study in an appropriate area of Engineering, Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description. 

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university ‚Äď one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.  

For further information about this position, contact Suresh Palanisamy at or CSIRO at 

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on  

Applications Close: Position open until filled. 

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)


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