University of Newcastle PhD Scholarship International and Australian Students to investigate Physico-chemical interactions in natural soft soils under the supervision of Dr Jubert Pineda and Laureate Professor Scott Sloan.

Brief Description: A PhD scholarship is available for a PhD student to investigate physico-chemical interactions in natural soft soils under the supervision of Dr Jubert Pineda and Laureate Professor Scott Sloan.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PhD studentship, to investigate Physico-chemical interactions in natural soft soils. The multifaceted research project will combine high quality in situ and laboratory testing with numerical modelling using a 3D fully-coupled Finite Element code capable of performing coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) analysis in geological media. We are seeking for highly motivated candidates interested in doing high-quality research-based postgraduate studies. Suitable applicants will have a Civil Engineering background, preferably with an MSc in Geomechanics. Candidates should have relevant experience in experimental testing and/or numerical modelling.Closing date for applications: 10 January 2017 The scholarship is available to commence in March 2017.

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

  • Suitable applicants will have a Civil Engineering background, preferably with an MSc in Geomechanics.
  • Applicants should have relevant experience in experimental testing and/or numerical modelling.
  • This scholarship is available to International and Australian candidates.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the subject of Physico-chemical interactions in natural soft soils.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover $26,288 per annum. The scholarship is for a period of three years, with the possibility of a six-month extension.

National/International Students: Applicants of all nationalities can apply for the scholarship.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email:

Email your CV, together with certified copies of your undergraduate transcripts, degree certificate and other academic achievements (if applicable)

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 10, 2017.

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