Ph.D Premium Scholarship at NTU available for 2021
@ School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) (Singapore) and Centre for Antimicrobial Bioengineering
- Topics: Polymer chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Colloidal Science, Biomolecular Bioengineering
- (for admission in Jan or Aug 2021)
Professor Mary Chan-Park (Singapore)
Dr Mary Chan-Park is the 2019 Board of Trustees Chaired Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU), and holds a joint appointment at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Centre for Antimicrobial Bioengineering and the Nanyang Food Technology Centre (NAFTEC). Professor Mary Chan was also the founding Associate Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering degree program at NTU. She obtained her BEng (Chemical) and PhD (Polymers) from the National University of Singapore and MIT in 1986 and 1993 respectively. She has published extensively, with more than 230 papers in top-tier journals. Her antibacterial polymers are more environmentally friendly than current disinfectants and are being applied and tested as device coatings and solutions to fight the global Antimicrobial Resistance public health crisis. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and an associate editor of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
The environment for PHD studies
We have received substantial fundings from various large multi-national companies working on antimicrobial products for consumer products. The Center has a research group of several faculties and PIs with about 20+ PHD students and research staff. This new research funding shall allow interdisciplinary research at the interface of polymer science, microbiology, biomedical engineering and sciences, and pharmaceutical sciences.
This research will be in collaboration with other top international scientists from NTU, NUS, Lee-Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMed), MIT, Imperial College and University of Washington (Seattle) and University of Otago at New Zealand.
Research Topics: Design and Synthesis of antimicrobial polymers. Organic Chemistry.
We are looking for talented B. Eng or B. Sc graduates who wish to pursue further in depth studies in the fields of polymer chemistry, microbiology, and synthetic chemistry. The successful PHD student applicants shall have the opportunity to work in the world class labs here in Singapore and in USA, UK and New Zealand, and Europe.
Qualifications of Candidates:
Top 20% graduates with a Bachelors Degree from top reputable universities in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.
The NTU Premium scholarship:
The NTU Premium Research Scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students for research leading to a higher degree at the University. The Scholarship consists of a monthly stipend plus a tuition fee subsidy.
• The award is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress. The maximum period of the Scholarship is 4 years for PhD candidates, as determined by school as well as availability of research funding in each case.
• A monthly stipend of SGD 2000 per month before qualifying (18 months), and 2500 SGD to 3000 SGD after qualifying exams (for 30 months).
• In addition to the monthly stipend, the award also covers the annual tuition fee.
• The international student is required to work for 3 years in Singapore after graduation.
1With effect from 1 August 2015, Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions shall be provided at a rate pegged to the prevailing employer's contribution rate set by CPF, on top of the monthly stipend received.
2International Students must perform teaching/ laboratory supervision duties to fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Assistantship Programme (GAP). Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents may perform GAP at the discretion of the schools.
• For scholars who pass the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination/Confirmation, he/she may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $500 per month. The increased in stipend is subjected to good performance in research and the attainment of required standards for courses taken. The University reserves the right to vary the amount of the stipend at any time by written notice.
How to Apply: Contact Prof Mary Chan at email@example.com;