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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:25:14 -0400
A PhD scholarship (Scientia Scholarship) in the area of Process Systems 
Engineering/Process Control at School of Chemical Engineering, the
University of New South Wales is available:

Project title: Distributed Control for Next Generation Smart Flexible
Process Plants

Supervisory team:
Professor Jie Bao ([log in to unmask]), School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW
Professor Sami Kara, School of Mechanical Engineering, UNSW Engineering
Dr Stuart Prescott, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Engineering

Project summary:

Globalization of the world economy has led to increasing dynamics of the
market demand. The business in the process industry needs to have the
flexibility to dynamically adjust the volume and specifications of the
products and deal with diverse sources of raw materials and utilities to
remain competitive. This project aims to develop a fundamental process
control framework for flexible production and optimized process economy, a
key feature of next generation smart plants (as a component of INDUSTRY
4.0), based on the dissipativity and contraction control theories, chemical
process design and flexible manufacturing principles. This novel control
approach will be applied to formulation and production of pharmaceuticals
for personalized medicine.

Benefits of the Scholarship:

1. Work on high quality research projects with the best supervisory teams
in world class environments

2. 40K Australian dollars per year stipend (tax free) for four years

3. Tuition fees covered for the full 4 year period

4. Coaching and mentoring will form a critical part of your highly
personalised leadership development plan

5. Up to 10K Australian dollars each year to build your career and support
your international research collaborations

The PhD program starts Semester 1 2018 (February 2018). Applicants from
Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
with expertise in control theory and applications are welcome.

If you are interested, please submit an expression of interest to Prof. Jie
Bao via the following website by 21 July 2017:

More information regarding the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme can be
found at:

Information regarding the Process Control Research Group at UNSW can be
found at:

Best regards,

Professor Jie Bao, PhD
Process Control Group
School of Chemical Engineering
UNSW Sydney
NSW 2052, Australia
Tel: +61 (2) 9385-6755
Fax: +61 (2) 9385-5966
E-mail: [log in to unmask]