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Master’s and PhD Positions in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at Pukyong National University, Korea

We will have two positions open (for Master and/or Ph.D students) in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, at Pukyong National University available from September 1st, 2011. The students will be involved in one of my projects – (1) the development of novel chemometric methods based on Near-Infrared/Mid-Infrared spectroscopy regarding biofuel production and (2) Modeling of biofuel production processes,related economic analysis, and process optimization. The scopes of projects are as follows:
(1) Development of soft-sensor for estimation of biomass feedstock compositions Development of monitoring system for biofuel production
Development of statistical quality control methods for biofuel products
(2) Process modeling of biochemical conversion of biomass using process simulatorsTechno-economic analysis of biofuel production
Integration of biofuel production processes using numerical optimization
These projects are supported by Korean governments, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The successful candidates for both positions will have a strong background in statistics/mathematics and computer programming (C++ and/or MATLAB). In addition,familiarity with commercial/academic software (Simca P, Aspen plus/HYSYS) would be advantage. They also will be fluent in English, have good writing and communication skills, and have reasonable laboratory experience. A master/Ph.D student will receive a monthly stipend plus tuition fee.
Interested applicants should submit a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests and experience, relevant publications, and letters of recommendation.

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Postgraduate Scholarship in Remote Sensing of Wind Fields and Atmospheric Pollution using Laser Radar, Australia

The scholarship has an additional operating, training and travel budget to assist students in field investigations. The successful candidates will work with a small team of researchers based in Perth, Western Australia.

Eligibility: Candidates will be expected to have:
* An Honours (H1A or H2A) degree, Masters degree (Distinction average) or equivalent in a relevant physical science, engineering discipline, and/or mathematics.
* A basic understanding of the fluid dynamics; numerical modelling; optimisation and statistical computations; and well developed skill computer programming using computation languages (such as C++, Matlab and Fortran), which are fundamentals to the successful outcomes of both project outcomes. Experience with parallel programming using visualisation libraries will be well regarded.
* The ability to, and experience in, working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
* English proficiency, with strong written and oral communication skills.
* A commitment to applied research

Scholarship Application Deadline:Can be applied for at any time.

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PhD in Architecture, Building and Planning, Research Institute of Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

This project is part of the large Dutch Research Programme “Climate Proof Cities” in which a large number of universities and research institutes are involved. The aim of this programme is to provide the knowledge that is necessary for adapting the built environment to be able to cope with climate change.The duration of the project is four years. The project is expected to start in May 2011. The gross monthly salary increases from € 2042,- in the first year to € 2612,- in the fourth year.

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated candidate with an MSc degree in Building Science, Building, Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering, or equivalent. Interest in modelling human behaviour, computer programming and physical processes (heat, air, moisture and pollution transfer) in the built environment is essential. Experience in human behaviour, climate adaptation modelling and computer programming, and/or experience in Building Performance Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics and/or Building Envelope Heat-Air-Moisture transfer modelling is a plus.

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