The Taste of Research program was set-up by UNSW Engineering to allow undergraduate students to work with a research group to understand what real research is about at university and in industry.
The program gives second and third year students the chance to do a 45 days project with an existing research team within the Faculty and receive a tax exempt allowance of about $5000 in total period of 45 days projects. It is also a possibility for students to continue the TOR project for thesis A.
There are various projects on offer each year. To visit the full lists go to Faculty's webpage: Taste of Research Scholarships page
The program is open to local and international students who meet the following criteria:
- Be a high achieving second or third year undergraduate student enrolled in a full-time program
- Be enrolled in a relevant program at UNSW
- Submit an online application form
Receive $5,000 in total period of 45 days projects (tax exempt)
UNSW Engineering students may use their Taste of Research Scholarship to contribute towards their industrial training (up to 6 weeks)
Each applicant will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, interest in undertaking research activities, and intended career plans. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview before being made an offer.
The scholarships are available in a variety of research areas for a period of 45 days.
How to Apply
TOR Applications open now (open from 24th April 2019)
See list of projects offered in 2019.
To find out more about doing TOR research in Particle and Catalyst Research Group and how to apply for TOR scholarships, contact: Mandalena Hermawan (Partcat's contact) or Alman Yeung (TOR Engineering's contact)
PartCat Taste of Research Project for 2019
The following projects are offered for this round of TOR:
- Gas absorption testing of MgO based absorbents for air purification (supervised by Prof Rose Amal and Dr Tri Van Luong (Ecomag))
- 3D printing of liquid crystal materials (supervised by Dr Ali Jalili and Prof Rose Amal)
- Converting Carbondixode to fuels using plasma (supervised by Dr Emma Lovell and A/Prof Jason Scott)
- Gas Diffusion Electrodes for continuous electrochemical CO2 reduction to chemical feedstock (supervised by Dr Xunyu Lu and Dr Rahman Daiyan)
- Aqueous rechargeable Zinc-based batteries (supervised by Dr Carol Cao and A/Prof Dawei Wang)
- Control of selecticity in photoreforming process for converting organic wastes products into useful chemicals (supervised by Prof Rose Amal and Dr Cuiying Toe)
- Materials innovation for next generation batteries (supervised by A/Prof Dawei Wang and Dr Ruopian Fang)
- Real time charge storage in energy storage devices (supervised by Dr Zhaojun Han and Dr Xunyu Lu)
- When molecules meeet at surface - a renovated model at redox interface (supervised by Dr Tim Wu and A/Prof Dawei Wang)
- Well dispersed dual cocatalyst (metal-MoOx) on TiO2 for photocatalytic water splitting (supervised by A/Prof Jason Scott and Dr Judy Hart)
Please contact supervisor directly if you would like more information and to find out best way to apply.
Note most of these projects can be continued as Honour Thesis project. A great way to start ahead of your peers while gaining Industrial Training!