The School of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is offering a full PhD scholarship.

We seek expressions of interest (EOI) from highly motivated candidates interested in pursuing a PhD degree in internet-of-thing (IoT)-based food supply chain management systems. This project aims to develop an monitoring and control system to maintain the quality of perishable goods during transport and handling from farms to shops.

The PhD candidate is to conduct research in the areas of wireless sensor networks, IoT, and condition monitoring techniques. This is a multidisciplinary research project, and the candidate will have the chance to work with academics from different disciplines.

Applicants are required to have achieved honours class one or have other equivalent research based qualifications. Applicants with Weighted Average Mark (WAM) higher than 75 will also be considered. Applicants are also expected to have good knowledge in communication networks, signal processing, and embedded systems, with strong interest in system design and experimental work.

The scholarship meets the full tuition fees for a period of 3.5 years, as well as a relocation allowance (up to AUD 1,500). It also provides a tax-free living allowance of AUD 32,000 per annum for 3.5 years. All University of Newcastle PhD students have access to a minimum of AUD 1,500 per annum for research-related expenses and are issued a new laptop on their commencement.

Interested applicants are to submit an EOI (with all the following materials in one single PDF file) to Associate Professor Lawrence Ong at by 15 June 2021:

  • A cover letter indicating the applicant’s research interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Academic transcript
  • Theses (bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree)

For more information on studying at the University of Newcastle, see

EOI Closes 15 June 2021