RMIT University invites applications for the PhD Scholarship in Production of Hydrogen by Catalytic Decomposition of Ammonia in Australia for the 2023/24 academic session.
The aim of this PhD project is to develop a compact, additively manufactured catalytic reactor capable of decomposing ammonia, removing the nitrogen by-product and extracting clean hydrogen.
It will address key research challenges in the modelling of structural and thermo-fluidic effects, material selection, design for additive manufacture, catalyst deposition and functionalization, and extensive experimental testing and analysis.
Furthermore, the project will be undertaken at world-class facilities at the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacture (RCAM) and Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry (CAMIC) and facilitated by a multi-disciplinary supervisory team.
Worth of Award
The scholarship provides a stipend of approximately $30,000 per annum for three years with a possible extension of six months.
- be highly motivated and research driven
- have Masters or Honours degrees in mechanical or manufacturing engineering
- possess strong mechanical design, modelling, and simulation skills
- demonstrate very good written communication skills and high level of proficiency in English
- demonstrate understanding of additive manufacturing
- have background/interest in chemical engineering
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- Meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy
- Meet research scholarship eligibility criteria.
How to Apply
Please send expressions of interest and inquiries to Distinguished Prof. Milan Brandt ([email protected]) and Dr. Maciej Mazur ([email protected]).
Expressions of interest should contain the following information:
- A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
- An academic CV
- Transcript of qualifying degree.
Deadline: Applications for the PhD Scholarship in Production of Hydrogen close when a candidate is selected.