PhD Student Scholarship – Science and Engineering



3 years, fixed term, full-time

Annual stipend ($31,000 tuition fees + $25,000 living allowance)

Be part of a world-leading research team focusing on CO2 multi-phase flow behaviour in rock studies and carbon geo-sequestration.

As one of several 3-year PhD recipients you will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Stefan Iglauer a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Petroleum Engineering and leader of the Multi-Phase Flow through Porous Media group. Dr. Iglauer is establishing a world-leading group focusing on CO2 flow behaviour in rock at reservoir conditions with emphasis on the range nano-scale to core-scale (centimetre scale).

As part of the team you will work on multi-phase flow through rock topics related to carbon geo-sequestration, and with particular emphasis on investigating the behavior of supercritical CO2 (and brine) multi-phase flow and spreading in sandstone storage rock.

The group is directly connected to two major research programs:

  1. The Australian National Geo-sequestration Laboratory (NGL), in which several new labs have and will be built to promote us to a world-leading authority in this research area.
  2. The industrial South-West Hub geo-sequestration project, which is located at Harvey, where it is planned to inject 6.5 million tons of CO2 per year starting in the year 2015. Total investment into this project will be $1 billion if all stage gates are successful. The candidates will also be involved in a second Australian project of this type, the CarbonNet geo-sequestration project in the state of Victoria. 

It is essential you have completed a relevant Master-degree and can demonstrate a sound background in Petroleum/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Physics or Chemistry. 

Expressions of interest to be emailed to Dr. Stefan Iglauer ([email protected]) via the Apply button below and should include an up to-date copy of your CV including contact details of two or three referees, publication list, and copies of your Bachelor and Master degrees (including marks).

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