The Priority Research Centre for Energy (PRCf E) has a variety of research opportunities for students gaining their PhD. Students will be mentored by internationally recognised researchers and developers, and will get an opportunity to form contacts through the University and industrial groups, as well as opening future research opportunities within the Centre.
The aims of the PRCf E include:
- Clean coal technologies
- The research, development and commercialisation of technologies which reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Industrial ecology
- Energy efficient housing
- Energy efficient treatment of contaminated soil
- Sustainability principles and measurement
- Energy minimisation and recovery
- Enivornmental repair and pollution abatement
These are cutting edge fields of research and development, with applications in academic, industrial and research sectors.
The students of the PRCf Ecome from international and national backgrounds; some have completed undergraduate degrees at the University of Newcastle, while others have gained overseas qualifications from countries ranging from Indonesia through to India and Jordan. The international mix of students is reflected in the academics who supervise them, many of whom have gained qualifications or studied extensively overseas. The international partnerships also extend to visiting academics, and international conferences which form a vital part of the Priority Research Centre for Energy's aims.
To apply, please send your CV together with transcripts of your undergraduate marks and research interests to Centre Director Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski.