Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
The research is in the broad area of circular economy/industrial ecology and would aim to develop methodology and tools, and study their application to:
- conduct integrated/holistic assessments to evaluate alternative strategies leading to sustainability (e.g. alternative materials, business models, processes, supply chains)
- rank alternative strategies leading to sustainability based on their contribution to a circular economic models
- analyse alternative technologies, products, business models and markets enabling closed-loop circulation of materials.
The project aims to study how effectiveness of product solutions could be measured based on their contribution to appropriate circulation of materials.
A waste generated from a production process signals a problem, not only considering its treatment but also to consider whether its generation could be avoided. In questioning whether products and by-products are recycled effectively to the correct material cycles, it is also important to question the effectiveness of the design and the manufacturing processes of a product on their effectiveness.
The research explores to what level the design, development, production and recycling are aligned to facilitate circularity/closed-loop circulation of materials using case studies and develops methodology, tools and indicators to analyse those.
Applications close 5pm, Thursday 31st January 2019.
This scholarship is available over 3 years.
- Stipend of $27,596 per annum tax exempt (2019 rate)
To be eligible you must:
- be a domestic candidate (domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship).
- meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
- be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.
Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.
Additional desirable criteria include:
- Background in environmental engineering/environmental chemistry/environmental science/chemical engineering/ process engineering with a first class honours degree or masters with a high GPA
- Any cross disciplinary knowledge exposure in economics/finance/business/accounting disciplines
- Demonstrated excellent writing skills
- Previous working experience in an industrial/corporate environment
- Previous publications demonstrating work in the area published in journals/conference papers/magazines/newspapers
How to apply
Learn more about submitting a successful application on the How to apply page
For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara
Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara
Lecturer in Engineering Management
Email Mayuri Wijayasundara
+61 3 522 78266