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Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Offshore Geotechnics and Coastal Engineering
 
PhD Opportunity Carnegie Clean Energy
An exciting opportunity exists for academically excellent candidates to join a multi-disciplinary team working on cost-reduction for arrays of wave energy converters, with the project’s industry partner, Carnegie Clean Energy. 

The project is funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and brings together geotechnical, coastal and offshore engineers, with industry project managers to investigate the optimal number, size, arrangement and location of wave energy device arrays to minimise the cost of installation and infrastructure while maximising power output.

The projects on offer are:
  1. Performance of anchoring systems for floating renewable energy devices
  2. Optimising the placement of wave energy converters in coastal waters
The successful applicant for project 1 should have a first class honours in Civil Engineering and experience or interest in offshore geotechnical engineering. Project 2 applicants should have a background in coastal engineering, oceanography or a related field. An annual tax-free scholarship stipend of AU$35,500 will be provided to the successful students, as well as  covering  tuition fees (if applicable). Successful candidates are encouraged to also apply for the Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships. 

Prospective students may contact Assoc. Prof. Conleth O’Loughlin, at conleth.oloughlin@uwa.edu.au for additional information on project 1 and Prof Ryan Lowe at ryan.lowe@uwa.edu.au for additional information on project 2.

Further details on the projects and the scholarships application process are available at www.cofs.uwa.edu.au/courses.

To submit your interest to do a PhD in one of these projects, please email your information:
  • Resume/CV
  • Full academic transcripts
  • Details of any published papers
  • Results of English tests, e.g. IELTS (if applicable) 
To the COFS Administrative Officer Monica Mackman at: monica.mackman@uwa.edu.au
 


 

Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Offshore Geotechnics
 
Woodsite PhD OpportunityShell PhD OpportunityLloyd's Register PhD OpportunityBureau Veritas PhD Opportunity
Ph.D opportunity for academically excellent candidates to join a multi-disciplinary team working on the critical engineering challenges facing the next generation of floating offshore oil and gas projects. 

The project involves industry partners Shell, Woodside, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register. Each partner organisation is committed to help shape the research directions, drive the technology transfer and assist with the mentorship of the researchers and students. 

This Australian Research Council Research Hub for Floating Facilities involves five interlinked projects in the areas of ocean forecasting, riser and mooring longevity, vessel motion and offloading, and novel anchoring and subsea foundations. An opportunity exists for four PhD students to work on the novel anchoring project.

The projects on offer are:
  1. Integrated system design for novel subsea anchors and moorings
  2. Optimising anchor design to promote diving under extreme loading
  3. Whole life modelling of plate anchors: centrifuge, numerical and analytical modelling
  4. Whole life modelling of plate anchors: field performance
Further details on the projects are available at www.offshorehub.edu.au/get involved/opportunities/. Prospective students may contact Assoc. Prof. Conleth O’Loughlin, at conleth.oloughlin@uwa.edu.au for additional information.

The successful applicants should have a first class honours in Civil Engineering and experience or interest in offshore geotechnical engineering. An annual tax-free scholarship stipend of AU$35,500 will be provided to the successful students, as well as  covering  tuition fees (if applicable). Successful candidates are encouraged to also apply for the Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships. 

To submit your interest to do a PhD in one of these projects, please email your information:
  • Resume/CV
  • Full academic transcripts
  • Details of any published papers
  • Results of English tests, e.g. IELTS (if applicable) 
To the COFS Administrative Officer Monica Mackman at: monica.mackman@uwa.edu.au

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