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ARC CoE Transformative Meta-Optical Systems at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2025

Application is now open for the ARC CoE Transformative Meta-Optical Systems at the University of Technology Sydney. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Technology Sydney and Scholarship

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a public research institution in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The university was created in its current form in 1988, however, its beginnings as a technical school can be traced back to 1878 through the Sydney Technical College, the forerunner of the New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT).

The university is divided into nine faculties and schools, which together administer 130 undergraduate programs and 210 postgraduate courses. In 2022, the institution enrolled 44,615 students, including 32,825 undergraduates. The institution is home to approximately 45 research centers and institutes that routinely interact with industry and government partners.


UTS founded the Australian Technology Network (ATN) and is a member of Universities Australia (UA) and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

More than 180 clubs and societies are recognized by UTS. Its varsity sports teams participate in the UniSport Nationals as well as separate national competitions throughout the year, which is governed by UTS Sport. By 2022, the institution will have over 270,000 alumni spread throughout 140 countries.

The UTS City campus is between Central Station and Railway Square, on the southern outskirts of Sydney’s central business area. The UTS Tower, which faces Broadway, is the city campus’s focal point. The campus is divided into five separate precincts. The city campus includes Broadway, Haymarket, and Blackfriars, while Moore Park and Botany precincts connect specialty facilities with nearby industrial organizations.

Broadway (in Ultimo) houses the colleges of Science, Health, Law, Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering and IT, Design, Architecture and Building, and the UTS Library. The Business School, UTS Startups, the UTS Animal Logic Academy, and two lecture theatres in the Powerhouse Museum are all located in Haymarket. The Blackfriars Children’s Centre and research and innovation teams are located in Chippendale, while the Moore Park district houses sports facilities within the Rugby Australia Building and the Botany area houses the specialty research center UTS Tech Lab. 

The City Campus Master Plan, a $1 billion-plus investment in new buildings and facilities, major improvements, and refurbishments, has significantly altered the campus since 2008.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) offers intriguing research opportunities. TMOS intends to create the next generation of smart and miniaturized optical systems with capabilities that go beyond what is now possible. The Centre will solve scientific difficulties in light creation, manipulation, and detection at the nanoscale to underlie future technologies such as real-time holographic displays, artificial vision for autonomous systems to perceive the unseen, wearable medical devices, and ultrafast light-based WiFi.

Details about ARC CoE Transformative Meta-Optical Systems at the University of Technology Sydney:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Scholarship Value: The recipient will receive a domestic Commonwealth Research Training Program scholarship (RTP Stipend) at the 2021 indexed RTP rate of $28,597 pa.

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Research

Host Institution(s): University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for ARC CoE Transformative Meta-Optical Systems

Candidates are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for the ARC CoE Transformative Meta-Optical Systems at the University of Technology Sydney:

  • Candidates must be either citizens of New Zealand or permanent residents of Australia.
  • You must possess the following degrees, or a comparable one, in the physical sciences or engineering.

*A First Class or Second Class Division 1 honors degree, an MSc Research or MSc Coursework with a research thesis lasting at least six months, or an equivalent qualification.

Application Process for ARC CoE Transformative Meta-Optical Systems

Candidates should forward their CV, list of publications, and selection criteria to by the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be advised with additional details. Please send an email to with any questions, and apply via the UTS website.

The Submission Deadline is: 01 July 2025

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