Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University
The Geophysics/Geodynamics group at ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS) is offering PhD scholarships within the long-term CCFS project "Two-phase flow within Earth's mantle: modeling, imaging and application to flat subduction setting". The overarching goal of this project is the development and application of in-house state-of-the-art computational tools to simulate and image complex geochemical-geodynamic processes involving two-phase reactive flow in multi-component deformable media. Through this project, the candidate will interact closely with renowned scientists in the GEMOC-CCFS group as well as with international collaborators through research visits in Barcelona.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS) integrates previously disparate fields - geochemistry, petrophysics, geophysics and numerical and thermodynamic modelling - to reach a new level of understanding of Earth's dynamics and the fluid cycle(s) through time. At Macquarie, CCFS resides in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences within the Faculty of Science; it has major geochemical analytical infrastructure and strengths in interdisciplinary studies of the deep Earth, tectonics, isotope geochemistry, experimental petrology, geophysics and geodynamic modelling, building on the GEMOC National Key Centre (http://www.GEMOC.mq.edu.au/).
- Have a degree in Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Physics, or Geophysics.
- Be familiarity with Finite Element and Finite Differences methods.
- Have experience with Matlab and/or FORTRAN programing languages.
- Be highly motivated.
- Research experience is preferable but not required.
Please contact Dr. Juan Carlos Afonso (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details and enquires.