Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Opportunities

The Global Centre for Environmental Remediation welcomes applications for PhD and Master of Philosophy (Environmental Remediation).

To be considered, you will need to have achieved excellent results in your undergraduate studies and satisfy the University's English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5).

If you would like to make an enquiry regarding our PhD or Masters opportunities please complete our enquiries form.

Research topics of current PhD students
Investigation of TPH degrading microorganisms in soil and water: A metagenomic approach

Toxicity and Impact of Nanoparticles released to the Environment

Gut microbial interactions with environmental heavy metal contaminants: implications for human health
Bio-electrochemical systems for electricity and hydrogen production
Illicit drugs environmental occurrence, persistence and toxicity
Arsenic in rice: genotypic variation and its bioavailability with respect to human health risk assessment
Bimetallic Nanoparticles Used for Environmental Remediation and Energy Production
Toxicity and bioavailability of mixed contaminants (organic and inorganic)
Phosphorous recovery and reuse from waste stream
Ecotoxicity, bioremediation and monitoring of mercury in the environment.

Synthesis, efficacy and behaviour of nano-encapsulated pesticides to control agricultural pests and their impact on the environment

Reactions of pyrogenic carbon and cadmium in soil

Blight: the impacts of public policy on remediation of contaminated sites in Australia
Wastewater driven biomass production for energy generation
Cultivation of microalgae and identification of optimum C/N ratios for anaerobic codigestion of microalgae with wastewater and paper
Biological synthesis and evaluation of nano-scale iron for the remediation of chromium contaminated water
Investigations into the fate of PAH slowly desorbing fractions in soil: Implications for ecological and human health risk assessment
Application of Modeling in Environmental science
Measurement for human health risk assessment and compliance model for heavy metals
Understanding interactions between soil, black carbon, and organic contaminants: towards robust prediction of bioavailability and contaminated land management

Biogeochemical mechanisms of biosolids application on carbon sequestration in soils

CRC CARE scholarships

CRC CARE is not currently offering research scholarships, but may do so in the future. Please keep an eye on the CRC CARE website for information.

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