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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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Postdoctoral in Centre for Plasma Astrophysics at K.U.Leuven, Netherlands

The Centre for Plasma Astrophysics (CPA) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) accepts applications for one postodoctoral position within the framework of the SWIFF consortium funded by the European Commission within the FP7 program (swiff.eu). SWIFF encompasses 7 centers in 5 European countries.
The activities will focus on the development of physical-mathematical models, algorithm and software to study multiple scale processes in the solar corona (flares, CMEs), the propagation of the solar wind and its disturbances and the study of the magnetosphere and its connection with solar activity. The work will be theoretical, focusing on linking different fluid models (e.g. Hall MHD or twi fluid with MHD) and fluid with kinetic models. The work will be based on the extensive previous expertise in the field of high performance computing, space science and its application to space weather at the CPA and within the SWIFF consortium.
The selected candidates will have expertise in at least one of the following areas:
Solar physics, Magnetospheric physics,Solar wind,Expertise on computer programming with C, C++ or Fortran,Plasma physics, astrophysics or space physics, Numerical methods for fluid dynamics, MHD and kinetic physics particle in cell methods.

The researchers will have access to large parallel computer facilities and to a stimulating research environment within the CPA and the SWIFF consortium. The researchers will be employed by the K.U.Leuven, but collaborations with other centers of SWIFF are encouraged. The work place is Leuven, a historic university town (our university is one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 1425) located just 20 minutes from the center of Brussel and 15 minutes from the Brussel airport, making it easily reachable to international travelers. Leuven is an international city located in the Flemish (Dutch speaking) part of Belgium where English and French are spoken routinely in all places (from University and public offices to shops and entertainment venues).

Scholarship Application Deadline:2011-05-28

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The Victoria Fernandes Scholarship in Engineering at University of Warwick, UK

The Victoria Fernandes Scholarship has been established by The School of Engineering in memory of one of our former PhD students, Victoria Fernandes. Victoria sadly died shortly before submitting her PhD thesis in 2006. Vicky (as she was widely referred to) had obtained a first class Warwick MEng in 2003 and continued onto our research degree programme, examining aspects of cementitious materials and their application to low-cost housing in the tropics. Throughout her studies she was ill with an infection that often incapacitated her, yet after every medical setback she returned to her studies with renewed determination. Her commitment to completing those studies was exceptional and extraordinary and she consciously risked her life for them. This Scholarship has been established in recognition and memory of her commitment, dedication and courage. She set an example for us all. The School of Engineering is pleased to invite applicants for this fully funded PhD Scholarship in Engineering. The Scholarship will pay an annual stipend at the standard rate (currently £13,590) and Tuition Fees at the Home/EU rate. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply but, if successful, will have to pay the difference between the Home and Overseas Fees.
Applications are welcome in any branch of engineering that are in line with the School’s research interests, amongst others these include; systems modelling, biomedical engineering, complex systems engineering, communications, photonics, intelligent systems, image processing, materials, power electronics, sensors, ultrasonics, thermal engineering, civil and water engineering, renewable and sustainable energy, fluid dynamics and optical engineering. For full details of our research activities please click here for our online brochure.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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