A Ph.D. scholarship is available in the School of Environmental Systems Engineering (http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/) at the University of Western Australia.
The fluid mechanics of the sediment-water interface is not well understood, limiting the ability of water quality models to predict nutrient and contaminant concentrations in both freshwater and marine systems. This project will employ an innovative experimental program to characterise the flow field and the rate of vertical mixing at the sediment-water interface. This project is linked to an existing Australian Research Council grant; an outline of the proposal written for this grant is available at: http://www2.sese.uwa.edu.au/~ghisalbe/ARC2012.pdf
This position includes an annual tax-free stipend of $30,000 (approx.). A qualified applicant who obtains an APA (for domestic students) or IPRS (international) scholarship will be eligible for a stipend of up to $35,000 p.a.
Applications are invited from both Australian and international students. Applicants should possess an honours degree (or equivalent) in environmental engineering or related fields (including environmental science, civil/mechanical/chemical/coastal engineering and physics).