PhD

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Australia must reinvigorate its PhD programs so their value is apparent outside the university sector if it wants to attract a reasonable share of the world’s best minds, writes Laura Poole-Warren.

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From wearable sunburn sensors and radical environmental justice, to predicting deluge patterns and stopping HIV in its tracks, UNSW's inspiring young researchers are changing the face of the city.

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For PhD candidate Ka Wai Fan, an industry placement with global technology company 3M will provide a rare window into the corporate world.

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New 'lab-on-a-chip' devices could be made in seconds and at very low cost with a new manufacturing process developed by UNSW PhD candidate Ryan Pawell. 

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UNSW is the first Australian university to partner with Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission to provide PhD scholarships to talented young researchers. 

UNSW PhD candidate, Cara Young, is working on a new therapy for type 1 diabetes. She is exploring techniques to prevent rejection of insulin-producing cells.

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Eighty-four year old John McLennan has capped a lifelong love of the violin by graduating with a PhD in Physics from UNSW.

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UNSW PhD student Maria Kordjamshidi has won the Australian Institute of Energy's national award for the best Alternative Energy Pathways Project.