Graduate research degrees

Are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in nanoscience, environmental waste & water engineering, tissue engineering, ultrasonics, emulsion technology, biomaterials, minerals processing or geopolymers?

Students are able to carry out graduate research degrees (eg: PhD or Masters programs) within the PFPC at the University of Melbourne. PFPC students have the opportunity to work on a broad range of multidisciplinary projects across interfacial science and engineering with some of the world’s leading scientists and engineers.

As a graduate student in the PFPC you will have a range of opportunities available to you during your studies, including funding support to travel to international conferences and to conduct research in the laboratories of one of the Centre’s many international collaborators.

From time-to-time the PFPC offers graduate scholarships to outstanding students.

Further information

Visit the Study website to find out more about research degrees:

If you have a general query or would like any more information on these topics please contact:

Graduate project areas

The following is a list of PhD Projects that are currently available in the PFPC. The list is far from exhaustive. If you do have a specific interest then please contact the individual supervisor/s listed under each topic to discuss these particular projects and others that may be available.


  • None available

Emulsion behaviour

Surfactant and polymer structure in solution

Minerals—processing and materials

Controlled porous materials

Biological cell and polymeric micelle adsorption

  • None available

Atomic force microscopy

  • None available