Archive for the ‘Researcher’ Category

Last application date
Aug 12, 2017 23:59
Department
TW11 – Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
PhD in Chemical Engineering or related subject
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

Postdoctoral researcher: Integrated model guided process optimization of steam cracking furnaces (IMPROOF)

Aim
Evaluate theoretically and experimentally the potential benefit of applying high emissivity coatings, oxy-fuel combustion and 3D reactor designs in steam cracking furnaces.

Justification
Steam cracking is one of the most energy intensive processes in the chemical industry. Although steam cracking technology is considered to be mature, the complexity of the process and the harsh operating conditions allow the implementation of technology developments towards substantial heat transfer enhancement. One of the main objectives of IMPROOF is to increase the energy efficiency of the radiation section of a steam cracking furnace, minimizing exergy losses. A key element to realize this is the use of high emissivity coatings manufactured and studied under real furnace conditions in the project. On the other hand NOx emissions can be reduced by the possible use of oxy-fuel combustion. Finally, the efficiency and selectivity can be improved by applying

Program
Although the benefit of the application of high emissivity coatings is clear they are still rarely applied for steam cracking furnaces. Therefore IMPROOF will assess the results of the application of high emissivity materials on improved refractory materials on TRL5 and TRL6 level. These furnace redesigns of components and process tubes combined with CFD modelling will be a further multiplier for the potential benefit of IMPROOF. IMPROOF seeks to further demonstrate that also existing furnaces can be retrofitted to increase their performance. At the same IMPROOF will result in optimized resource and energy efficiencies, and also less pollutant emissions. A risk is that, as a result of improvements in the radiant section by coating various components with high emissivity products, the amount of heat released to the convective section will be reduced. This will necessitate a re-evaluation of the operation of the convective section which will prompt the evaluation of high emissivity products to improve heat absorption in this area as well.

Nowadays, there is an increased interest towards the development of oxy-fuel combustion, i.e. the process of burning a fuel using pure oxygen instead of air as the primary oxidant. One of the advantages of oxy-fuel combustion is the production of a highly concentrated stream of CO2, ready for capture and storage (CCS). Beside CCS, oxy-fuel combustion has other advantages, such as the possibility to significantly reduce the size of the combustor unit compared to that used in the corresponding air-fired combustion. Another essential question that will be addressed by IMPROOF is if the use of renewable fuels such as bio-gas or bio-oils is actually beneficial to be considered in steam cracking furnaces. Detailed kinetic models and CFD will be used to provide answers to all these questions.

Profile of the candidate

Applicants must possess a PhD in Chemical Engineering or related subject and a TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 95(iBT) or equivalent. Relevant experience in the area of reactor engineering, kinetics, and/or computational chemistry is strongly recommended. Candidates must have a strong mathematical background and be willing to focus on obtaining quantitative rather than qualitative results.

How to apply

Any additional information can be obtained by contacting. Any application should enclose a C.V., a one page justification of your interest and the e-mail addresses of at least two references.

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icon Bachelors

icon All subjects offered by the university

Australian citizens, permanent residents, or citizens of other countries who hold current appropriate visas permitting study in Australia

icon  University of Adelaide

icon 06 Oct 2017

icon Partial Funding, $200 per week for six weeks

More about this scholarship

Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship, 2017 provides scholarships to undergraduate students to undertake a research project at the University of Adelaide for six weeks in summer vacation. The aim of the scholarship is to create an interest in students to pursue research and post-graduation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The applicants for Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship, 2017 should complete at least two years of their Bachelor’s degree.
  • The students who receive any other summer vacation scholarships for are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • The candidates are expected to make sure the availability of the faculty/school in the selected research project.

Selection criteria:

  • The Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship, 2017 applicants should have a good academic merit.
  • The candidates are selected by the availability of their selected research project in the Faculty/school.

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icon Post Doc, Research Fellow/ Scientist

icon India-Pakistan conflict resolution

Open to Indian, Pakistani and U.S applicants

icon  United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

icon 14 Jul 2017

icon Full Funding, $10,000 per month

More about this scholarship

United States Institute of Peace is offering India-Pakistan Fellowship Opportunity, 2017 to promote and support their body of work in Pakistan, India, and role of US in supporting regional stability in South Asia.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants of India-Pakistan Fellowship Opportunity, 2017 should be senior or mid-career analysts, policymakers or experts who have experience working in India-Pakistan bilateral relations.
  • Applicants are required to have experience working on India-Pakistan relations, understanding of U.S. foremost priorities and bureaucratic setup.
  • A strong publication record in publishing/writing and proven capacity to conceive and generate a writing project leading to publication.
  • Candidates applying for India-Pakistan Fellowship Opportunity, 2017 should submit a letter of interest, a 3-5 page concept no, e and CV.

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icon Bachelors, Masters

icon All subjects

Open to all nationalities

icon  Royal Geographical Society

icon 18 Jan 2018

icon Partial Funding, £500

iconField research Overseas

More about this scholarship

  • Applicants who are enrolled at a UK Higher Education Institution are eligible to apply for Henrietta Hutton Research Grant, 2018.
  • Applicants with a background in field research studies with a significant social and environmental science, geographical or natural history element will be given preference.
  • Candidates applying for Henrietta Hutton Research Grant, 2018 should show proof of strong host country participation in the field research to be undertaken.
  • Candidates must commence their field research the same year the grant is awarded.
  • The field research need not be connected to the student’s academic studies.
  • The duration of the field work research must be more than four weeks.
  • Projects that involve joining an existing organization on a pre-paid tour will not be considered for Henrietta Hutton Research Grant, 2018.

 

icon Research Fellow/ Scientist

icon Any subject

Open to German scientists

icon  Foundation for Polish Science

icon 02 Oct 2017

icon Partial Funding, 4,000 euros per month

iconInstitutions in Poland

More about this scholarship

  • Foundation for Polish Science is offering Alexander von Humboldt Polish Honorary Research Scholarship, 2017 to excellent German scholars who wish to conduct scientific research in Poland.
  • Applicants of Alexander von Humboldt Polish Honorary Research Scholarship, 2017 must be German scientists with the highest qualifications and significant contributions to global research.
  • Applicants of Alexander von Humboldt Polish Honorary Research Scholarship, 2017 should be nominated by Polish scholars.
  • The following documents must be submitted along with the application:
    • Details of academic track and major achievements of the applicant
    • List of major publications and  three selected recent publications
    • Description of the research project intending to pursue in Poland
    • A reference letter by the nominating Polish scholar
    • At least 3 addresses of renowned scientists who may be approached for reference

 

icon PhD

icon Development and validation of innovative materials to be integrated within wearable haptic interfaces

Open to all nationals

icon  Ca’ Foscari University Of Venice

icon 25 Jun 2017

icon Partial Funding, 28.000,00 Euros per year

More about this scholarship

Ca’ Foscari University Research Fellowship, 2017 is a postdoctoral fellowship in Development and validation of innovative materials to be integrated within wearable haptic interfaces.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants of Ca’ Foscari University Research Fellowship, 2017 must have a master’s degree in Science and Technology of Materials, Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, or relevant disciplines.
  • Having specializations in the field of smart materials for wearable transducers will be preferred.
  • Researchers with positive evaluation in all the criteria in individual proposals are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates applying for Ca’ Foscari University Research Fellowship, 2017 who have completed Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB/SIR or similar funded projects are also encouraged to apply.

Documents required:

  • Application form
  • Professional and scientific CV (dated and signed)
  • A copy of valid ID
  • Evaluation Summary Reports and details of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships/ ERC Starting Grants/FIRB/SIR individual proposals having passed all the evaluation thresholds (if available)
  • All other documents relevant for selection process

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Applications are invited for University of Waikato and Institute of Healthy Ageing PhD Scholarship.  The scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, and international students.

The Institute of Healthy Ageing (IHA) was launched in November 2013 as a collaboration between Waikato District Health Board, the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato (UoW) to address challenges associated with New Zealand’s ageing population.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate (research).

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the fields offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Up to $22,000 pa + domestic tuition fees for up to 3 years

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be intending to enrol full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Waikato in 2017; and
  • Have completed, or be nearing completion of, an Honours or Masters degree in a field that aligns with the research interests of the Institute of Healthy Ageing such as; Psychology, Health Science, Social Science, Management.

Nationality: The scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and international students.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: Applications for the Scholarship must be submitted on the prescribed online form.  Candidates must also submit an Application to Enrol in the PhD programme at the University of Waikato prior to the Scholarship closing date in order to be eligible for consideration for this Scholarship. Candidates must include with their Scholarship application:

  • A Personal Statement (the template can be downloaded from the online Scholarship application form); and
  • Two academic references, one of which should be from either your
  • Proposed PhD Chief Supervisor or a member of the academic staff at the institution at which you obtained the qualification that defines your eligibility to enter the PhD programme

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 14, 2017.

Scholarship Link

The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology (KoRS-CB) offers 14 new scholarships for doctoral researchers for international students. The research projects at KoRS-CB are carried out in the fields of synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biomedicine and bioinformatics.

The programme is supported by the German Excellence Initiative. The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology provides a research-driven doctoral education in the priority topics Synthetic Chemistry, Cellular Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biomedicine and Computational Life Science.

The University of Konstanz is a university in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in 1966, and the main campus on the Gießberg was opened in 1972.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue doctoral research programme.

Study Subject: The research projects at KoRS-CB are carried out in the fields of synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biomedicine and bioinformatics.

Scholarship Award: The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology offers scholarships (1.450 € monthly) up to three years for excellent applicants.

Number of Scholarships: 14 scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

To qualify for admission, you should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, life sciences, computer science, or related subjects. You should have finished your studies significantly above average, and have a proven interest in chemical biology.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: To qualify for admission, you should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, life sciences, computer science, or related subjects.

English Language Requirements: Proven proficiency in English: at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required.

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: Four steps to your application: REGISTER › LOG IN  UPLOAD  SUBMIT

1) REGISTER with our online application platform. Once you registered you will receive a confirmation email to install your personal account.

2) LOG IN to work on your application: please fill in your contact data and provide the following

  • A maximum of three PhD projects chosen from the list of projects and ranked by your preference
  • A motivation letter (max. 500 words)
  • Contact details for two academic references (please note that we will contact them during the application process yourself)
  • State where the call came first to your attention.

3) UPLOAD the following documents (in English or German):

  • Curriculum vitae (only accepted in chronological order)
  • The copy of your bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates (or equivalent) incl. transcripts of records
  • Proven proficiency in English: at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required (Here you can find detailed information on accepted certificates).

4) SUBMIT your application until 15 July 2017 at the latest!

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is July 15, 2017.

Scholarship Link

The University of New South Wales is inviting applications for Postgraduate Research Scholarships. Scholarships are open to both international and Australia applicants.

The University of New South Wales is an Australian public research university located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington.

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any UNSW program delivered either in Australia or overseas, must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate research programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The scholarships provide a range of benefits such as annual stipends, living allowances and coverage of tuition fee costs, as well as funding and supplements for travel.

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: If you are applying for a UNSW Scholarship, Scholarships are only available to applicants who hold a four year bachelor’s degree with Honours Class 1 from an Australian institution, or an equivalent research qualification/experience. This qualification must be in a field relevant to your area of research. Further clarification on the equivalent experience can be found here in the UNSW Scholarship Guidelines (please see Related Documents).

Nationality: Scholarships are open to both international and domestic applicants.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any UNSW program delivered either in Australia or overseas, must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any UNSW program, delivered either in Australia or overseas, must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission.

How to Apply: Students can apply for the UNSW Scholarships during their admission application. All applicants must apply online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 18, 2017.

Scholarship Link

icon Research Fellow/ Scientist

icon Technology and Innovation, Strengthening Australia-Asia ties, Enabling Positive Social Change

Open to Australian citizens and permanent residents

icon  Westpac Bicentennial Foundation

icon 31 Aug 2017

icon Partial Funding, minimum of $400,000 over three years

More about this scholarship

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is offering Westpac Research Fellowships, 2017 to early career researchers whose work has the ability to make a difference in one of the focus areas of the Foundation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The fellowships are open to Australian nationals or permanent residents.
  • Applicants of Westpac Research Fellowships, 2017 must demonstrate academic excellence and achievements to date.
  • Must have a strong sense of connection to Australia.
  • The proposed research area must belong to a research field of one of the participating universities with a rating of “well above world standing”.
  • Candidates must showcase how their proposed research contributes to the growth and prosperity of Australia in at least one of the Foundation’s focus areas.
  • Applicants must commence their research by 30 June 2018.
  • Must have been awarded a Ph.D. between 1 September 2011 and 1 September 2014 or have an Eligibility Exemption from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) or equivalent in case their doctorate was awarded before 1 September 2011.
  • Applicants of Westpac Research Fellowships, 2017 must attend the National Assessment Centre held in Sydney on 12/13 December 2017.

Documents required:

  • Applicants must submit two letters of reference.
  • One academic reference and one personal reference.
  • A letter of support must be submitted from the Deputy Vice Chancellor.

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