Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing GRIP

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Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering

The Chemicals and Plastics (C&P) Manufacturing GRIP is a new initiative by the Faculties of Science and Engineering, aiming to prepare PhD graduates for a career in the chemical industry with both an Australian and international focus.

Monash University and the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) received a Victorian State Government grant, and support directly from industry to help grow and strengthen innovation potential in the chemicals and plastics industry.  The funds have supported the formation of a Chemicals and Plastics Innovation Network and the C&P Manufacturing GRIP is an integral part of this Network, providing a strong focus for the Network's activities and creating a PhD cohort that will take the Network forward into the future.

Features of the PhD Program

How it works

All the PhD candidates will:

  • Work on a challenging PhD topic closely associated with and supported by an industry partner
  • Receive supervision and mentorship from both Monash academics and industry experts
  • Undertake enhanced support and exclusive training in both advanced technical and business topics delivered jointly with industry
  • Experience an internship of at least 3 months, mentored by exceptional industry leaders.

Industry and partner Organisations

  • 3M
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Axieo
  • BASF
  • CSIRO
  • Dulux
  • Haymes
  • KPMG
  • Nufarm
  • PPG Industries
  • PerkinElmer
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • EPA Victoria

Further information

For further information contact Dr Ilija Sutalo - C&P Manufacturing Innovation Manager

Email: ilija.sutalo@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 990 51342
Mobile: 0407 686 777