Scholarship for a PhD student to conduct research in the field of chemical engineering, computational fluid dynamics and heterogeneous chemical kinetics.
Postgraduate research scholarship conditions
The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
An extension of up to 6 months might be possible and it will be subject to funding and the research need at that time.
Which Faculty grant this scholarship?
Subject to the approval from the Faculty of Engineering at the time of award, the Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee (SSAF) will be provided for a successful international applicant, for up to twelve research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
An extension of the academic course fees and SSAF for up to two research periods might be possible and it will be subject to approval from the Faculty and research needed at that time.
Eligibity to postgraduate research scholarship conditions
- Have an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a PhD within the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.
- Be willing to conduct research into the field of chemical engineering, computational fluid dynamics and heterogeneous chemical kinetics at high temperatures to scale-up, optimise and model of chemical recycling of mixed waste plastics.
- Hold at least one of the following degrees in Engineering or Science disciplines:
I. An Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent, or
II. Master’s degree.
- Demonstrate previous research experience through thesis, publications or prior research projects.
Background of the Plastic Scholorship
Waste plastic is a growing problem in Australia and elsewhere in the world. Many plastics are uneconomic to process using conventional physical recycling technologies.
Recent advances have already demonstrated that thermochemical approaches can convert waste contaminated plastic into a feedstock for remanufacturing plastic.
The Scale-up, Optimisation and Modelling of Chemical Recycling of Mixed Waste Plastics Postgraduate Research Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to PhD students who are undertaking research in using advanced engineering reactors to become the next generation of processing technology that specifically targets the conversion of mixed and contaminated (non-recyclable), post-consumer waste plastic into feedstock materials for the virgin plastics manufacturing industry.
This scholarship is funded by a Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) between Integrated Green Energy Solutions LTD, Mike Ritchie and Associates Pty Ltd and the University of Sydney.