PhD Scholarship to optimise and improve aeration process in sewage

The RMIT School of Engineering funded PhD stipend scholarship is available for an aspiring chemical engineering graduate (Bachelors /Masters) to conduct research in wastewater treatment project. The project provides opportunity to conduct research at both RMIT campus and also at industrial partner facility at large scale.

The scholarship provides stipend of $34,841 per annum pro rata (full-time) for three years, and successful applicant will also be awarded a Tuition Fee Scholarship if required.

Applications are now open.


One (1) scholarship available

  1. Have a first-class Honours in chemical engineering (Bachelors or Masters).
  2. be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an international student meeting the minimum English language requirements.
  3. provide evidence of adequate oral and written communication skills.
  4. meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the PhD by research degree.

  • Interested candidates should contact Dr. Ganesh Veluswamy ( or Prof. Kalpit Shah (;
  • Provide a CV that includes any publications and the contact details of 2 referees; an electronic copy of your academic transcripts;
  • For international applicants, evidence of English proficiency may be required.

The project will provide numerous research and development opportunities including:

  1. Development of phenomenological and CFD models for aeration systems of sewage treatment plant.
  2. Development of lab scale and pilot scale experimental rigs.
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