Keywords: jobs 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: http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/10051301.html, 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, Jie ========================================================== Professor Jie Bao, PhD Process Control Group Postgraduate Research Coordinator School of Chemical Engineering The University of New South Wales UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia Tel: +61 (2) 9385-6755 Fax: +61 (2) 9385-5966 E-mail: [log in to unmask] Web: http://www.ceic.unsw.edu.au/staff/Jie_Bao/jie_bao.asp http://www.ceic.unsw.edu.au/processcontrol/processcontrol.htm ========================================================== Disclaimer: This message is intended for the addressee named and may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete it and notify the sender. Views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender and are not necessarily the views of UNSW.