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OUTSTANDING PhD opportunities 

UTS will cover student fees and a stipend for OUTSTANDING applicants only for a project on new optical fibre fabrication.  Please do not clutter the inbox if you are not outstanding or have other motivations than intellectual excellence and world leading breakthroughs.

International research at iPL spans most continents and projects have involved groups from the United States, China, Canada, Brazil, Europe, India, UK and more. 

3D printing the world's first step index preform for optical fibre drawing.(Video: Arafat Hossain, Matthew Saide Rahme; Original Music Johnny "Photonic Guitar Man" Russell. All rights reserved).

The interdisciplinary Photonics Laboratories undertakes photonics and nanotechnology research in new ways for new applications. Spanning materials, devices and applications iPL has explored all aspects of novel sensing, from surface waves and quantised phenomena, through optical fibre based sensing to utilising smart devices, smartphones and smart diagnostics.  


A local and international network ensures cross disciplinary activity between researchers, end users and intellectuals of all persuasions and backgrounds in academia and industry utilising photonics and nanotechnology in new ways to further both understanding and create new applications.


Potential local and outstanding international students and fellows are encouraged to apply for competitive funding to help select the most outstanding talent. With ties to several Universities, a range of options are possible – please visit UTS and other partner institution sites. For example, UNSW currently offers terrific Scientia PhD scholarships and iPL encourages applications through joint projects with our colleagues there. International talent from reputable organisations is welcome – several Masters interns a year are funded by their home institutions to spend a few months at iPL. 


Alternatively, most nations have funding opportunities with Australia and we encourage outstanding applicants to explore competitive schemes such as the Australia Awards, ARC international fellowships and more. Faculty funding exists for the truly outstanding.


Some opportunities may be advertised on sites such as https://www.findaphd.com/  However, support will only be provided to the genuinely outstanding particularly those that have won competitive funding.

A joint network of collaborating institutions, with support from Australian Research Council funding, has led to the commissioning of a custom-designed National Fibre Facility for the advanced fabrication of silica optical fibres, conventional and structured, at the University of New South Wales More. Recent innovations include ultra broadband luminescent Bi/Er co-doped optical fibres, Er fibres used in record breaking demonstrations of few mode communications  and first 3D printing of optical preforms both polymer and silica. 

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