Chemistry PhD Unit Set
Research in Applied Chemistry at the School of Science is underpinned by cutting edge analytical facilities that can be applied to solve complex problems in the field of biological, environmental, forensic and medical sciences, just to name a few.
Our researchers, through the exciting emergence of metabolomics technology, are examining complex biochemical processes that form the building blocks for life, and determining how this knowledge can be applied to solve issues in both health and the environment. Chemical Sciences research at ECU concentrates on: Environmental radiochemistry; Biogeochemical cycles in the ocean; Sediment dating; Metabolomics; Data Science; Biomarker discovery; Mass spectrometry; and Plant chemistry Specific postgraduate research topics related to the above topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor. The School has state-of-the-art analytical chemistry facilities, which support fundamental and applied research and provide specialised analytical services to industry and the community. The School also places a high emphasis on collaborations with industry, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations, which enhance the postgraduate experience.
Special entry requirements
It is desirable that all applicants contact a potential supervisor to discuss their research project before applying. Information about ECU's Research Institutions, Centres and Supervisors can be found in the school brochures listed on the Applying for a Research Degree website or the staff contact page of the relevant School.
Availability & Campus
Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (J42) may be required to attend classes on more than one campus to complete the research training component of the course.
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
Academic and research organisations, Analytical Laboratories, Mining sector, Government agencies
Possible future job titles
Analytical chemist, Analyst, Research officer, Chemist