RMIT University invites applications for the PhD Scholarship in Production of Hydrogen by Catalytic Decomposition of Ammonia in Australia for the 2022/23 academic session.

The aim of this PhD project is to develop a compact, additively manufactured catalytic reactor capable of decomposing ammonia, removing the nitrogen by-product and extracting clean hydrogen.

It will address key research challenges in the modelling of structural and thermo-fluidic effects, material selection, design for additive manufacture, catalyst deposition and functionalization, and extensive experimental testing and analysis.


Furthermore, the project will be undertaken at world-class facilities at the RMIT Centre for Additive manufacture (RCAM) and Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry (CAMIC) and facilitated by a multi-disciplinary supervisory team.

Worth of Award

The scholarship provides a stipend of approximately $30,000 per annum for three years with a possible extension of six months.


You should

  • be highly motivated and research driven
  • have Masters or Honours degrees in mechanical or manufacturing engineering
  • possess strong mechanical design, modelling, and simulation skills
  • demonstrate very good written communication skills and high level of proficiency in English
  • demonstrate understanding of additive manufacturing
  • have background/interest in chemical engineering

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy
  • Meet research scholarship eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

Please send expressions of interest and inquiries to Distinguished Prof. Milan Brandt ([email protected]) and Dr. Maciej Mazur ([email protected]).

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree.

Deadline: Applications for the PhD Scholarship in Production of Hydrogen close when a candidate is selected.


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