Designation/Position- Carbohydrate chemistry research scholarship
Queensland University of Technology, Australia invites application for Full funded PhD opportunity on Carbohydrate chemistry research scholarship. As part of this project, you will help to investigate the mechanisms and causal factors of sucrose and monosaccharide degradation and acid formation in sugar juice evaporators determine the effects on sugar recovery, corrosion and effluent loading.
About- QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a real-world focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.
We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they’ll need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees. Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. We established the world’s first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.
Research/Job area– Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
Project Title- Carbohydrate chemistry research scholarship
Location- Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Eligibility/Qualification- If you’re applying for this scholarship to complete your research masters, you must have one of:
- A completed recognised bachelor honours degree
- A completed recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on QUT’s 7 point scale)
- Relevant professional or research experience (as determined by the faculty).
If you’re applying for this scholarship to complete your PhD, you must:
- Have a research masters degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a related field (if applying for PhD)
- Fulfil our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) admission criteria, including English language requirements.
Preferably you will have organic chemistry and analytical experience in spectrometry and chromatography techniques.
Job/Position Description- As sugar factories diversify into cogeneration they require improvement in energy efficiency and reduced steam consumption to generate surplus bagasse, for uses other than manufacturing sugar. Steam efficient operations can cause significant sucrose degradation and formation of acidic condensates causing sizable economic issues to the industry.
As part of this project, you will help to:
- Investigate the mechanisms and causal factors of sucrose and monosaccharide degradation and acid formation in sugar juice evaporators
- Determine the effects on sugar recovery, corrosion and effluent loadings
- Provide recommendations to Australian sugar factories to reduce the rates of reaction and subsequent detrimental impacts that are currently experienced (and are more pronounced in high steam efficient factories).
- A living allowance of $32,000 per year (tax free) for 3 years.
- International students will also receive a fee sponsorship (read the terms and conditions of the tuition fee sponsorship (PDF file, 148.21 KB)).
How to Apply- Submit your application by the due date to the project supervisor, Dr Darryn Rackemann.
Your application must include:
- a cover letter
- an up-to-date resume
- full academic transcript
- contact details of three referees (email, address and phone number)
- a summary (up to two pages) of your scientific career to date and research interests.
If your application is successful, we will contact you to advise the next steps in the application process.