Science

Alternative Program Codes include: 1892

Any of the following can be accommodated:

  • Fire spread and behaviour
  • Dynamic bushfire propagation
  • Extreme wildfire development and pyroconvective dynamics
  • Ember transport and spotting processes
  • Fire-environment interactions
  • Critical fire weather
  • Fuel moisture content
  • Wildland-urban interface fires
  • Climate change impacts on bushfire

Contact Jason to discuss possibilities.

Alternative Program Codes include: 1881, 1892

Either of:

  1. Developing deep learning algorithms to investigate the contribution of organised tropical convection to the earth energy budget using hyperspectral satellite imagery; or
  2. Investgating the energy exchange at the air-sea interface in tropical cyclones using sophisticated coupled numerical models.

Alternative Program Codes: 1881, 1892

An opportunity exists for a PhD student to work on data from the CSIROSat-1 mission, which is a joint project between CSIRO and UNSW-Canberra under the CSIRO ResearchPlus Postgraduate Scholarship program.

The Theoretical and Computational Chemistry group undertakes research in a wide range of topics, focussed on energies and dynamics of gas-phase and condensed phase chemical systems. From quantum dynamics to DFT, biophysics to astrochemistry, many interests can be accommodated.

Contact Terry to discuss possibilities.

Can't see a specific project that interests you? The School of Science is home to many academics available to supervise PhD- and research Masters-level projects.

The School has experts in:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Oceanography
  • Physical & Cultural Geography

PhD scholarships ($35,000 per year) are available for high-achieving students (with H1/High Distinction in UG and/or Masters by Research).

Various projects are available in analytic number theory. These include questions on: distribution of primes, analytic properties of the Riemann zeta-function, explicit questions from elementary number theory (for example, every N>2 is the sum of a prime and a square-free number), and the distribution of primitive roots. See the Number Theory Group.

The interaction of the surfaces of spacecraft with the space environment has significant and poorly understood effects on the spacecraft's performance. In conjunction with UNSW Canberra Space, several projects are available investigating typical spacecraft surface interactions. Two particular targets for investigation are energy transfer and accretion processes in collisions with rarefied gasses, and understanding the factors controlling surface coating though photo-initiated polymerisation of adsorbates.

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