"It is fascinating to work and study here. I realised that I would learn much more than the topic I chose and undoubtedly what I learned there would be very helpful to my future career. It is definitely a great chance to broaden my knowledge, improve my research skills and cultivate my mind."

(Ms. Nian Jiang, PhD student)

"Choosing to do my PhD at EME was one of the best decisions I've made. It's really exciting to be part of world-leading research. There are few places in the world where students have easy access to such amazing experimental facilities. Even more importantly, the academics in the department make wonderful supervisors. Perhaps the best thing about EME is the social and supportive atmosphere. It's rare to find such a friendly and fun department."

(Dr. Hannah Joyce, Oxford University, UK)

"I had a ball of a time doing PhD research at EME. The Department had very smart people, laboratories with impressive and well maintained equipment, a lot of academic freedom, and a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning and research. If I had to go to a graduate school again, I would certainly apply to the EME keeping my fingers crossed that they'd accept me again."

(Dr. Sergei Kucheyev, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)

"My PhD experience with EME marked a significant milestone in my intellectual and personal development. The PhD program was both a highly stimulating and personally motivating endeavour that served to focus my energies through rigorous research and academic pursuit. I definitely found the EME PhD experience to be of a sustained and high calibre marked particularly by the professionalism of the esteemed faculty. Not only did these people serve as great inspirations and mentors, many of them also went on to become my close friends and confidantes. I believe that the well-rounded PhD experience that EME has to offer definitely constituted a critical factor in defining my future success in both the academic and professional realms."

(Dr. Alan Li, Rainbow Opto-Electronic Materials Ltd., China)

"The experimental facilities in the Department are world-class, enabling us to produce high-quality research and publish our work in leading journals."

(Mr. Ian McKerracher, PhD student)

"As a student, you need to develop independence but there are always people willing to help. With so many facilities, it is a stimulating environment to undertake a MSc or PhD."

(Ms. Clara Teniswood, PhD student)

"EME was, and still remains, an interesting intersection of understanding the fundamental behaviour of a selection of materials and attempting to apply these findings for new and improved devices. The course of study also offered the opportunity to travel both in Australia and overseas, something very appealing at the time. Most importantly, I learnt about what it is to be a scientist."

(Dr. Craig Johnson, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Australia)

"EME is a great place for doing a PhD or any other kind of research project. The Department also provides a good working environment with many friendly and helpful colleagues, interesting talks from visitors, collaborators, and of course our own staff, as well as many social events."

(Mr. Thomas Bierschenk, PhD student)

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