An exciting opportunity exists for academically excellent candidates to conduct a PhD at The University of Western Australia in geotechnical engineering of mine tailings.
The Future Tails project is a collaboration between UWA, BHP and Rio Tinto. The focus of the project is the prevention of future catastrophic failures of mine tailings storage facilities.
It will position Australia as a global leader in tailings management thinking, training, research, education and practice.
The Future Tails PhD candidate will work on a project agreed between the two industry sponsors and UWA, prioritising a topic that will assist in significant reductions in the risks associated with management of mine tailings, both here in Australia and internationally.
An AUD$30,000 annual stipend will be provided to the successful candidate, as will tuition fees (if applicable).
Eligible candidates will:
Apply at scholarships.uwa.edu.au/futuretails
For more information, contact Professor Andy Fourie at email@example.com