Postgraduate research by degrees

We are recruiting PhD students!

Join us and practice your research in Monash Chemical Engineering - number 1 in Australia. We are the perfect place to develop your potential.

Explore our research themes and find a supervisor:

We have 4 scholarship rounds per year

  • International: Round 1 closes March 31st, Round 2 closes August 31st.
  • Domestic: Round 1 closes May 31st, Round 2 closes October 31st.

Other research projects

Find out more about current research opportunities in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash.

Research scholarships

Monash offers generous scholarships which may support you and your graduate research. More information is here

How to apply

Grace Talbot-Walsh
The GRIP program pairs PhD students with industry partners, allowing us to work on real-life issues faced by industry on a daily basis. It’s a great way to continue on with a career in research, whilst gaining invaluable experience in the field.

Grace Talbot-Walsh
Monash Chemical Engineering PhD

Lyndel Speedy
I love using my problem-solving skills to complete projects that make a difference. I enjoy the environment I work in, which fosters integrity in work and focuses on producing high quality, life-saving products.

Lyndel Speedy
Graduate Engineer, Seqirus Australia

 Shalini Kandasamy
My PhD has molded me as a problem solver, creative thinker and an excellent science communicator and journalist. I hope I can one day be such an example for future engineers and researchers.

Shalini Kandasamy
Monash Chemical Engineering PhD Candidate

Harry Wan
“Looking back, the units I studied were carefully selected to give me the knowledge of the entire spectrum of drug development – from target identification and synthesis of the chemical molecule to regulatory considerations and finally releasing the product.

Harry Wan
Project engineer, GlaxoSmithKline

Take your Engineering skills to new heights

Engineers possess the technical and analytical skills to design new processes and products to generate a more prosperous and sustainable future. Be it renewable energy, sustainable food/water production, or designing disruptive med-tech, your skills are needed to make a difference.

Apply your scientific skills to solve the key challenges of our time

Chemical engineering is a broad and interdisciplinary research field, and we think this needs to be reflected in our PhD cohort and graduates. Our diverse network of research collaborators, industry partners, clinicians and innovators drive our research. Drawing on elements of chemistry, biochemistry, clinical sciences, data sciences and economics, if you want to use your science background to solve problems, then join us!

Are you driven to pursue a passion in a world-class research environment?

From Monash Health to the Australian Synchrotron, from the Woodside Energy Partnership to Monash Food Innovation – we present a truly world-class research environment to pursue your passion. We are committed to training the next generation of research leaders.