Understanding and Mitigating Hazards

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The Vulnerability of Buildings to Wind Loading

James Cook University Cyclone Testing Station PhD Scholarship(s)

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

The Cyclone Testing Station (CTS) is a self-funded research and consulting organisation within the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences at James Cook University. The Station undertakes research in and has an international reputation for testing the effects of cyclones and severe wind events on buildings, damage assessment and risk analysis. The Station is equipped with a boundary layer wind tunnel, a high volume air box and material testing laboratories. Visit the CTS website for further information.

The CTS is seeking a postgraduate research student(s) to be a part of its research team. The postgraduate student(s) will carry out research towards a PhD on ‘The Vulnerability of Buildings to Wind Loading’. The student(s) will conduct wind tunnel and full scale tests, theoretical structural analysis, and produce papers and present results at conferences and workshops.

The student(s) will have an Honours degree in Civil Engineering or a related discipline and experience in structural analysis (including relevant software packages). An annual scholarship (tax exempt) will be payable in line with the current Australian Postgraduate Award rates (2014 rate is $25,392 per annum) with additional funds available for outstanding candidates.

Further Information

For further information please contact Dr David Henderson David.Henderson@jcu.edu.au or Associate Professor John Ginger at John.Ginger@jcu.edu.au.

Applications

Applicants must demonstrate an appropriate academic record to be competitive for a PhD scholarship at JCU. Applicants must complete the necessary steps to applying for PhD candidature at JCU. Visithttp://www.jcu.edu.au/grs/prospective/index.htm for prerequisites and application information.

Interested applicants should send their CV (including description of any previous experience relevant to this project) and application materials (including a publication list, if any, academic record, and the names, addresses, emails and phone and fax numbers of two referees) to Dr David Henderson, Director of the Cyclone Testing Station at the address below:

Dr David Henderson
Director, Cyclone Testing Station
James Cook University
Townsville, QLD 4810, Australia

David.Henderson@jcu.edu.au 
Phone +61 7 4781 4340
Fax +61 7 4781 6788

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More information

Lyndsey Wright

Contract Research and Education Manager, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Phone: 03 9412 9600
Email: lyndsey.wright@bnhcrc.com.au

Level 5 / 340 Albert Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

Postgraduate Scholarships Application Process

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC postgraduate scholarships are available for students pursuing research higher degrees in the bushfire research fields, in line with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC projects.

Both Full and Top Up scholarships and project support funding are available for outstanding students, with preference given to the provision of top up scholarships.

Current funding amounts are:

  • Full Scholarships of up to $28,000 per annum for three and a half years.
  • Top Up scholarships of $10,000 per annum for three and a half years to holders of Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University Research Scholarships.

Bushfire & Natural Hazard CRC Scholarship Application Kit

You are welcome to submit enquiries using the form on this page. However, you must complete this form to make an application.

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