PhD scholarships in a proton reactor system

The two PhDs are in a major project to develop a novel system to store hydrogen in carbons for export. The first will study the carbon materials. The second will develop the slurry electrode for a proton flow reactor.

Value and duration

The current value of a RMIT research stipend scholarship is $30,900 per year for three years (with the possibility of a six month extension for satisfactory academic progress).

One scholarship is open to international students, and if it is awarded to an international student a tuition fee waiver will be given. Both scholarships are open to domestic Australian students with no tuition fees.

Number of scholarships available

Two

Eligibility

The current value of a RMIT research stipend scholarship is $30,900 per year for three years (with the possibility of a six month extension for satisfactory academic progress).

One scholarship is open to international students, and if it is awarded to an international student a tuition fee waiver will be given. Both scholarships are open to domestic Australian students with no tuition fees.

How to apply

Prospective candidates should submit an application for admission to the PhD Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering program (DR216) as per instructions available on the School of Engineering website.

Once you have submitted your application, you should contact Professor Andrews [as listed in the Contacts fields], and provide:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • an expression of interest (no more than one page).

Scholarship applications will only be successful if prospective candidates are provided with an offer for admission by RMIT University.

The preferred commencement date for the scholarship is January 2019.

Open date

27 October 2018

Close date

10 November 2018

Terms and conditions

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University’s Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Further information

The two PhD researchers appointed to these positions will be members of a multidisciplinary team working on the RMIT University project, “A proton flow reactor system for electrical energy storage and bulk export of hydrogenated carbon-based material”, funded under a grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) under its Renewable Hydrogen for Export program for a three-year period. Further information on this project is available at:

https://arena.gov.au/projects/proton-flow-reactor-system/.

Project partners are Eldor Corporation (Italy), and Kyushu University/International Insititute for Carbon Neutral Energy Research (Japan).

Contacts

Professor John Andrews

School of Engineering

RMIT University

john.andrews@rmit.edu.au

Ph: +61 3 9925 6085

Professor Gary Rosengarten

School of Engineering

RMIT University

gary.rosengarten@rmit.edu.au

Ph: +61 3 9925 8020