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Fri, 6 Apr 2018 03:17:03 -0400
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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the School of 
Chemical Engineering, The University of New South Wales (UNSW) 
Sydney, Australia. 

Salary: AUD 92K - 98K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading

This is a full-time fixed term position for 1 year, with possibility of 
extension for a further 12 months. 

The School is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to carry out 
scientific research on “A Distributed Optimization-based Approach to 
Flexible Plantwide Control” supported by the Australian Research Council. 
The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to undertake developments on: 
(1) a framework for Distributed Economic Model Predictive Control (DEMPC) 
based on dissipativity and contraction theories and/or 
(2) dissipativity based plantwide fault detection and diagnosis and 
distributed fault-tolerant control. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also co-
supervise postgraduate and honours thesis students within the Process 
Control Group in the School of Chemical Engineering who work on this 
project. The successful applicant will be supervised by and working with 
Professor Jie Bao and collaborating with Professor Jinfeng Liu from 
University of Alberta and Professor Ian Manchester from University of 

Essential criteria: hold a PhD in Engineering or Mathematics; have good 
knowledge of, and research experience with process control and modern 
control theories including nonlinear control and/or fault detection and 
diagnosis; strong mathematical skills; ability to work independently; 
excellent communication skills; a solid track record of research 

Desirable criteria: Good knowledge of and research experience with: (1) 
contraction control theory; (2) dissipativity control theory; (3) 
distributed control and large systems theory; (4); model predictive 

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria listed 
within the position description in your application. Please apply online - 
applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.
Please apply online at:  (Search for 
Position 61667)

Professor Jie Bao
E: [log in to unmask]
T: +61 2 9385 6755
Applications close: 25 April 2018