Smart Linings for Pipe and Infrastructure Crcp Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship at The University of Sydney. The initial contract for this position is three years. Applicants should apply before October 31, 2018.

Funded by the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRCP) this Scholarship has been established to assist Masters by Research or PhD students undertaking research in the area of Smart Lining for Pipe and Infrastructure. This research will explore the performance of protective coatings against microbiologically induced corrosion in wastewater pipes and related infrastructure. The successful candidates will join a multi-disciplinary team in undertaking field and laboratory experiments. This project will be located in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Sydney.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident with an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a Masters by Research or PhD within the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of Smart Linings for Pipe and Infrastructure. International students will be also considered. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) in Engineering and/or Science or equivalent or have completed a four-year degree with an outstanding record of professional and/or research achievements since graduation. Applicant will be supervised by Associate Professor Marjorie Valix. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of: area of study and research proposal in the area of Smart Lining for Pipe and Infrastructure, feedback from two academic referees, and The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of Associate Professor Marjorie Valix in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $32,304 (fixed amount) for up to three years for PhD applicants and for up to two years for Master by Research applicants, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The PhD recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months. No extension is possible for a Master by Research recipient. Where the successful recipient is in receipt of an alternative primary scholarship which also provides a stipend payment, this Scholarship will become a supplementary annual stipend payment of $10,000 (fixed amount) for the same duration as the primary scholarship. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period. The Scholarship is for commencement in relevant research period in which it is offered for and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research. No other amount is payable. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.

Further information on the area of research can be obtained from Associate Professor Marjorie Valix at


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