Contact Associate Professor Ting Ren of the University of Wollongong for more information email@example.com.
Photo Credit: Mark Graham, Canberra, ACT
PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Steelmaking within the
ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing
The Steel Research Hub will be the centerpiece for collaborative steel research in Australia, striving to deliver breakthrough product and process innovations that will enable the Australian Steel Industry to compete on a global stage. For more on the Steel Research Hub visit our website at: http://steelresearchhub.uow.edu.auhttp://steelresearchhub.uow.edu.au/
Program D "Sustainable Steel Manufacturing" is seeking an enthusiastic and high-achieving student, committed to pursuing a challenging PhD project in slag-refractory interactions. The overall aim of the project is to develop a fundamental understanding of slag-refractory attack in a steelmaking vessel with a view to improving the vessels life. The Steel Research Hub is committed to industry-relevant outcomes, therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with industry-based researchers. Required knowledge, skills and experience are as follows:
- A bachelor degree, with a first-class or second-class upper division standing, in metallurgy/materials/chemical engineering from a reputable institution;
- A strong background in thermodynamics and kinetics of processes;
- Knowledge of industry steel industry;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and written presentation skills; and
- Previous research experience with demonstrated achievements such as high quality publications is desirable but not essential.
Interested candidates should forward their Curriculum Vitae, including publication and three references, as a single PDF file, to Prof Brian Monaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: [31 August 2016]
UOW comes in at number 11 (excluding CSIRO) on the Nature Index 2016. It is a 35% increase since 2015. Above Swinburne University of Technology, University of Tasmania, RMIT University, Deakin University and the University of South Australia.
Justine Calleja and her team were awarded Smart and Skilled Funding ($156,000) to deliver an Underground Coal Induction to 100 students. This induction will give UOW students an enormous advantage over other mining engineering students in getting work experience and graduate jobs.
Coal Services Southern Mines Rescue Station will deliver the training. Securing this funding is an important milestone in developing a strategic partnership with SMRS which will increase opportunities for us to benefit from their first class mining training facilities and contribute to successfully delivering our Strategic Planning Outcomes.
PhD Scholarship Opportunity
Solutions for Improved Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in Light Weight Apartment Buildings
AU$30,000 PER YEAR (3 YEAR MAX)
It is widely recognised that the increasing urbanisation of Australian cities will shift our housing stock from the current predominance of detached dwellings to higher density living in urban apartments.
This exciting research project is focussed on firstly understanding Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in existing apartment buildings, and secondly developing new technologies and systems to improve IEQ in new light weight, cold formed steel apartment buildings. This will particularly focus on making the best use of the external surfaces or ‘envelope’ of these buildings to improve IEQ parameters such as access to fresh air and daylight, thermal comfort, noise reduction, etc.
The successful candidate for this PhD scholarship will work within a broader project to develop and improve advanced multi-functional steel-intensive wall and roof cladding systems, and develop systems and strategies to improve the IEQ and health of the occupants, as well as reduce building operational energy costs and life-cycle greenhouse emissions. The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with, and be mentored by, industry partners. The project is funded by the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing.
The PhD candidate will be based at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), University of Wollongong (UOW). The SBRC building is one of the most sustainable buildings in Australia, and is a net zero energy building that offers state-of-the-art research facilities. http://sbrc.uow.edu.au/
The PhD project will include the following objectives. 1. Evaluation of IEQ (including thermal comfort, ventilation/indoor air quality and noise levels) in existing mid-rise apartment buildings using both experimental field work and numerical modelling (using simulation tools such as EnergyPlus, TRNSYS, etc); 2. The development and evaluation of technical solutions to improve thermal comfort, air quality and acoustic performance, and increase the thermal mass of lightweight, cold-formed steel systems of construction for apartments. This may include the development and assessment of passive and mechanical ventilation systems where appropriate. 3. Review and benchmarking of international IEQ metrics and standards and development of a suitable Australian IEQ metric applicable to mid-rise residential buildings.
To be successful you will have a First Class honours Bachelor of Engineering degree, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to this project (e.g. Mechanical, Environmental, Mechatronics, Civil, Building Services, etc). Applicants must demonstrate that they have 2 completed previous research training, e.g. having undertaken a thesis/project involving research methods. Knowledge and experience in building physics, and experimental and/or theoretical building performance analysis techniques are desirable. Experience and interest in sustainability and sustainable buildings is also desirable. The successful applicant will enrol in a PhD in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong. The scholarship is open to both Australian and International applicants.
Applications should be made via email to Dr Zhenjun Ma (email@example.com) and provide: a cover letter stating why you are an excellent candidate for this position, a comprehensive CV and full academic transcripts of your results/grades in your undergraduate degree. Candidates with English as a second language must also provide their TOEFL or IELTS results.
Closing Date: 17th April 2016.
Two top-ranked students chosen as Fellows for their host countries as part of the 2016 New Colombo Plan.
Two top-ranked candidates from UOW have been selected as Fellows for their host countries as part of the 2016 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholars program, announced at a gala event in Canberra.
They received their fellowships from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop, MP, and the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) sponsored event. UOW's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings, CBE, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy), Professor Joe Chicharo were among the guests.
Joshua Montgomery, 22, a second year Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences student was named NCP Bhutan Fellow and Yang-Ming Goh, 20, a second year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Scholar was named NCP China Fellow.
These titles are awarded to the highest-ranked NCP scholars in each host location. For each location within the Indo-Pacific region, the top-ranked candidates are acknowledged as NCP Fellows. In addition to the benefits provided to all scholars, NCP Fellows are awarded A$1,000 to purchase study or learning materials in preparation for or during their NCP scholarship.
Fellows are encouraged to play a strong role in promoting the NCP while in-country on their scholarship program and as part of the NCP alumni network. In this regard they may also be invited to participate in particular activities and events, either in Australia or offshore.
Joshua's host university will be the Royal University of Bhutan. Hailing from Canberra, Joshua described UOW as a "fantastic university" and he was hoping his time overseas would help him find the direction he wants to take within the public health system.
He hasn't ruled out working in an area like 'Doctors Without Borders' within the Pacific region. Joshua will be spending several months at Mahidol University in Thailand before going to Bhutan.
Yang-Ming's host university will be Beihang University in China. Originally from Newcastle, Yang-Ming, an electrical engineering student who is on a BlueScope cadetship, said she loved being in Wollongong and hoped the fellowship would lead her to "discover more down the track".
As an accomplished pianist, music also plays a major part in her life.
She once thought music could be her career. However, Yang-Ming believes that through electrical engineering she can have a massive influence on our future. Yang-Ming hopes to work in the fields of power generation and green energy.
Two other NCP Scholars from the University of Wollongong were also announced at the gala event. Ahmad Khochaiche, 21, a third year student undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar) degree will have as his host institution Nanyang Technological University while Hugh Cooney, 19, a first year Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced) will also be studying at Nanyang Technological University.
The NCP is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.
It involves a scholarships program for study of up to one year and internships or mentorships, and a flexible mobility grant for both short and longer-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research.
Photo caption: Pictured at the NCP event in Canberra (from left) are NCP Fellow Joshua Montgomery; UOW Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy), Professor Joe Chicharo; Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop, MP; NCP Fellow Yang-Min Goh; UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings; and NCP Scholar Hugh Cooney. [Absent from photo is NCP Scholar Ahmad Khochaiche who was participating as a leader on a 40K Global program in India]
Congratulations to our NCP Winners for 2016, Yang-Ming and Hug who both have been awarded highly prestigious Scholarships under the New Colombo Plan, which gives them the opportunity to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region in 2016 for up to 12 months.
A group of 20 Students from our INTI campus came to UOW for a short study tour. Here are some highlights from their exciting week.
"Researchers from the University of Wollongong have discovered a new method of constructing nanowires for use as semiconductors, a move with potential to enhance telecommunications technology.
PhD student Julian Steele said the precision assembly of semiconductors at the nanoscale was undergoing an explosion of interest in scientific circles, due to their promise for building advanced electronic and photonic devices.
“Control over these tiny structures is important in determining their final applications,” he said. “The more control we have over a wider range of materials, the more we extend the palette of functional design options available to engineers.”"