Macquarie University

PhD Scholarhips from Anita Ho-Baillie's Group

Anita Ho-Baillie

Sydney, Australia

Multiple PhD scholarships are available from Anita Ho-Baillie’s Group in Macquarie University ( The scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake a direct entry 3-year PhD program. The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $27,596 per annum (in 2019 tax exempt for up to 3 years – indexed annually).

Allocation Number #20191077 – Accelerating perovskite solar cells for the real world 

While perovskite solar cells have been the fastest advancing PV technology, what else is needed to accelerate the deployment of this technology in the real world? Why do demonstrated modules have much lower efficiencies than world record cells on sub-millimetre size? Can perovskite solar cell last long? How long? What will be the most cost-effective method for manufacturing on large scale? Can we make solar cell cool when they are design integrated? Join Anita Ho-Baillie’s group working with industry partners to accelerate the progress of perovskite solar cell technology providing students with exciting opportunities creating new inventions for clean energy technology 

Allocation Number #20191076 – The power of perovskites

Metal halide perovskites have attracted global research attention in the last decade. While their application for solar is promising being the fastest advancing PV technology with many start-ups commercialising the technology now, have we fully capitalised on the amazing properties metal halide perovskites for other high-performance optoelectronics devices that have different cost structure and stability requirements? Join Anita Ho-Baillie’s group and explore the use of this amazing material for IR LED’s, UV LED’s, nanowire lasers, memristors useful for telecommunications, sterilization, on-chip devices and neural networks. The new science and new applications that will be explored and demonstrated will provide students with exciting opportunities to tackle challenging problems creating new inventions


New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the OnlineHDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application Systemand arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Applypage.

Current applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old and currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates:

- MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application formwith supporting documents to

- Include any additional documentation/research output

- MUST indicate the allocation numberunder the scholarship details question

- MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicantssection for more information about these guidelines.

Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer. 

Please quote the allocation number #20191077 or #20191076 on your application.


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PhD Scholarhips from Anita Ho-Baillie's Group