1 May 2014 — The Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University is offering a fully funded PhD (Environmental Engineering) scholarship for Australian applicants.

The successful applicant will be supervised within the Centre for Renewable Energy and Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University, Darwin.

The project will utilise energy use data to assess the potential impacts on carbon emissions, with the aim of establishing best practice urban design guidelines for the Top End. The candidate will use mathematical modelling to assess and develop principles for built form and urban design, in close collaboration with housing developers and utilities. CDU says it is a great opportunity to launch a career in the green building sector.

The successful applicant will be supported by a scholarship stipend for three years at $40,000 per annum. Additional funding to the value of $10,000 per annum will also be made available to assist with operational costs associated with the research.

Individuals interested in undertaking doctoral research who have completed an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Urban Design or equivalent with first class Honours, Masters (preferably with a significant thesis component), or be able to demonstrate an outstanding track record in equivalent research qualifications are encouraged to apply

Interested applicants should contact Professor Andrew Campbell for further information.

The research project is supported by Defence Housing Australia, Investa Land, and Power and Water Corporation, Northern Territory.