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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
REF. 9404NET
Salary Level A: A$78,666- A$84,141 per year (plus 17% employer superannuation plus leave loading). 

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available for work in the field of process control on an Australian Research Council funded project. Based on the behavioural approach to systems and dissipativity theory, this project aims to integrate nonlinear control theory with distributed optimization to develop a novel distributed predictive control approach for complex industrial processes. The outcomes will include a framework and the fundamental control theory for distributed autonomous model predictive control that achieves improved scalability, flexibility and robustness. The work will be supervised by Professor Jie Bao and in collaboration with Dr.  Jingfeng Liu (University of Alberta).

Essential criteria: a PhD in Engineering or Mathematics; good knowledge of and research experience with modern control theories including nonlinear control theory; strong mathematical skills; ability to work independently; excellent oral and written communication skills; a good track record of research publications.

Desirable criteria: good knowledge of and research experience with the dissipativity theory, large systems theory, chemical process control and thermodynamics.
Applicants are required to apply for this position online at:, 
addressing the selection criteria found within the position description.

This is a full-time position fixed term for two years, and is available immediately.

Enquires may be directed to Professor Jie Bao on telephone +61 2 9385 6755, facsimile +61 2 9385 5966 or email: [log in to unmask]

Best regards,
Professor Jie Bao, PhD
Process Control Group
Postgraduate Research Coordinator
School of Chemical Engineering 
The University of New South Wales
UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052 
Tel: +61 (2) 9385-6755
Fax: +61 (2) 9385-5966
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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