PhD Scholarship Bioenergy production from chicken farm and food processing wastes

RMIT University

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Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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About the School of Engineering at RMIT University

RMIT’s School of Engineering is renowned for world-class research outcomes, excellent research facilities and robust partnerships with local and international industry leaders. Research is conducted in 7 disciplines: Aerospace Engineering and Aviation; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering; Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. 

The opportunity

Techno-economic analysis showed that feasibility of bioenergy production from chicken farm wastes is a factor of the gas yield and the quality and market for the biosolids. The treatment of digestate, recycling of treated effluent and the use of biosolids for production of products of high market value, are alternative processes for enhancing the feasibility of anaerobic digestion systems.

The aim of this PhD project is to investigate the effectiveness of innovative technologies for enhancing the anaerobic digestion of chicken farm wastes.

Essential skills and aptitudes

RMIT eligibility criteria are available here. In addition, the applicant must meet the following criteria

•            Australian Citizens and permanent residents of Australia

•            Graduates with a degree in Environmental or Chemical engineering or related fields.

•            Have strong academic record, eg H1 GPA, excellent oral and written communication skills


What we offer

Higher degree by research candidates in the School of Engineering at RMIT University receive a laptop for their sole use while they are enrolled, access to well-appointed research rooms and world-class laboratories, generous funding for research consumables and travel during their candidature and access to research seminars and professional development opportunities.


? Melbourne CBD

? Bundoora


Application process

Do not use the ’Apply now’ button. Interested applicants should contact Dr Maazuza Othman Following confirmation of eligibility and suitable, applicants will need to apply directly to RMIT through the standard HDR application process.

The closing date for applications for this scholarship is 7 June 2020



Dr Maazuza Othman






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