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2011 University of Southern Denmark offering PhD Fellowship in the Faculty of Engineering

The Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark is seeking a highly motivated graduate for a PhD. fellowship within the topic of identifying and recovering critical resources in future waste flows.The PhD fellow will work in the interdisciplinary research field of Environmental engineering, Life Cycle Assessment, product design and resource management.

The fellowship is funded by and part of the large research program called TOPWASTE, financed by the Danish Council for Strategic Research, see the description of the program below, called TOPWASTE. This fellowship is part of Work Package 2 of this program. Further, the fellowship will be established within the research training program ‘Energy and Environmentally Efficient Technologies’ at the Faculty of Engineering at University of Southern Denmark, see link below, called EMT. Finally, the fellowship will be enrolled in the ph.d. research school called 3R, Residual Resources Research, see link below, called 3R. These multiple affiliations and networks of research will ensure a high degree of national and international co-operation with other researchers in the field.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1 August, 2011

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PhD Stipend in Algebraic Coding Theory, Aalborg University, Denmark

The PhD student will be associated with the group Mathematics for Communication at the Department of Mathematical Sciences (http://www.math.aau.dk/). This group is also part of the Danish-Chinese Center for Applications of Algebraic Geometry in Coding and Cryptography. The center is the framework of the PhD stipend. The project will be in algebraic coding theory.

The applicant must have a master degree or similar and strong qualifications in algebraic coding theory, algebra or algebraic geometry. The applicant must furthermore master English both orally and in writing.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of October 1, 2008 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15/04/2011

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PhD Scholarship in Experimental Fluid Mechanics, University of Sydney, Australia

The Faculty of Engineering & IT of the University of Sydney, Australia, invites applications for a PhD position beginning in August 2011. The purpose of the project is to explore the interactions of the atmospheric boundary layer in complex terrains (topography and surface heterogeneity) with wind turbines. The successful candidate will carry out experimental studies (using stereo-PIV, tomo-PIV and hot-wire anemometry) in the 25-m long Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel of the School of Civil Engineering. The successful applicant will join a team that aims to develop and validate turbulence models that will be used to predict and study the effects o f complex atmospheric boundary layers on wind turbine wakes.
Applicants should have a Master in Engineering or Physics (or equivalent) and experience in at least one of the following areas: Wind Tunnel Testing, PIV, Atmospheric Boundary Layer, or, Wind Turbine Aerodynamics.The scholarship stipend is valued at $25,000 per annum (tax exempt) for up to three years. A tuition fee scholarship of up to A$ 30,000 per annum is also being offered if tuition fees are payable.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 March 2011

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