A Scientia PhD scholarship in the area of Process Systems 
Engineering/Process Control at School of Chemical Engineering, the 
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 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 Engineering   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, machine learning and flexible manufacturing 
principles. This novel control approach will be applied to formulation and 
production of pharmaceuticals for personalized medicine.

This project is also supported by Australian Research Council Discovery 
Projects Grant DP180101717.

Benefits of the Scholarship:
	Work on high quality research projects with the best supervisory 
teams in world class environments
	40K Australian dollars per year stipend (tax free) for four years
	Tuition fees covered for the full 4 year period
	Coaching and mentoring will form a critical part of your highly 
personalised leadership development plan
	Up to 10K Australian dollars each year to build your career and 
support your international research collaborations

The PhD program starts early 2019 (February 2019). Applicants from 
Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and 
Computer Science with experience in control theory and applications are 

If you are interested, please submit an expression of interest to Prof. 
Jie Bao via the following website by 20 July 2018:

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

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

Best regards,
Professor Jie Bao
Acting Head of School
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]