Last Updated

February 2017

Postgraduate Research Scholarships:

Australian Postgraduate Award

 

 The Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering is offering a number of PhD scholarships for R&D in LiFi technology, 5G wireless communications, Radiometer Antennas, Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) System, e-textile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants with prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award (industry) stipends are supported by large companies all based in Melbourne metropolitan areas in Australia. The APA(I) stipend is at the fixed rate of $26,000 per annum (tax free) for three years with a performance based extension opportunity of six months. If you would like to apply for PhD/MSc† at ECSE, Monash University please visit: ECSE HDR page.

 

 Project 1: Design & build operating prototype for LiFi system that enables high speed data communication: The project concerns the design and development of a working prototype that enables high speed data (text) transmission, from one device to another device using the LiFi technology. High-quality analytical and hands-on skills in both light wave and wi-fi technologies, a commitment to experimental research, and development of theoretical concepts are essential.  (Sponsored by nextLiFi Pty Ltd; http://www.nextlifi.com)

Project 2: Design & development of an LED RGB prototype that is capable of submitting data signal speeds at a higher ratio to that of existing RGB LEDís.

The project concerns the design and development of a new LED RGB prototype that is capable of transmitting data signal speeds at a higher ratio to that of existing RGB LEDís. High-quality analytical and hands-on skills in semiconductor physics and fabrications, lightwave and wifi technologies, a commitment to experimental research, and development of theoretical concepts are essential. (Sponsored by nextLiFi Pty Ltd; http://www.nextlifi.com)

Project 3: Design and develop a hybrid LiFi network that operates alongside complimenting a WiFi network

The research involves the development of a Hybrid Li-Fi network that operates alongside complimenting an existing Wi-Fi network. The uplink will be via a WiFi network and down link via LiFi network. High-quality analytical and hands-on skills in both RF/microwave and light wave, a commitment to experimental research, and development of theoretical concepts are essential. (Sponsored by nextLiFi Pty Ltd; http://www.nextlifi.com)

NB. The above three projects has immediate opening for 4 PhD stipends.†

Project 4: Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) System The research involves the development of chipped/chipless RFID system and RF sensors for Australian polymer banknotes, packaging and food safety, low-cost items, secured documents, and biomedical samples. The project concerns design and implementation of RF/microwave/millimetrewave active and passive devices design, antennas and their system level integrations, development of smart antenna signal processing algorithms and implementation in FPGAs and micro-controllers for the RFID reader. High-quality analytical and hands-on skills, a commitment to experimental research, and development of theoretical concepts are essential. The project can recruit up to 2 PhD students for three years starting in 2017.

Project 5: 5G Wireless Communications The research involves new 5G technology development based on microwave and mm-wave smart antennas and signal processing. The project concerns the physical layer design of microwave and mm-wave active and passive components using hybrid monolithic integrated circuits (HMIC), LTCC, MMIC and RF-MEMS, smart antennas; signal processing and RFID based sensor design in smart phones and portable gadgets. The project can recruit up to 2 PhD scholars for three years starting in 2017.

Project 6:† Radiometer Antenna Development for Soil Moisture Monitoring The research involves the development of fully printable receive only phased array antenna for a radiometer for soil moisture remote sensing. The antenna will be fitted on a light aircraft and later on NASAís satellite. The project is in collaboration wit the remote sensing group of Monash Civil and Environmental Engineering. The project can recruit up to 2 PhD scholars for three years starting in 2017.

PhD applicants with honours degree in Engineering should apply by 30 October 2017. Curriculum vitae, references and an academic transcript of results are to be presented on request. For PhD applicants for whom English is not their first language, documentary evidence of English proficiency is required (IELTS 6.5). PhD applicants are also encouraged to avail the prestigious Monash University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (MIPRS) in June and October 2017 rounds.†

Monash University is located in a vibrant industry belt of South Eastern Melbourne of Australia. Melbourne is ranked the top livable city in the globe. Excellent opportunities to be absorbed in the Australian industry and settlement in the beautiful Australia are the added advantages. The applicant needs not to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and the application is open to all nationalities.

Inquiries and applications to: Associate Professor Dr. Nemai Karmakar, Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Clayton 3800, Victoria, Tel: (03) 9905 1252, Fax: (03) 9905 3454,  Email: Nemai.karmakar@monash.edu (Web page: http://www.ecse.monash.edu.au/staff/karmakar)

 

 

 

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