Engineering, IT, Mathematics and Statistics
- This internship is able to cover project costs for domestic students only.
- The Industry Partner has implemented appropriate preparations to comply with Federal and State Government requirements regarding COVID-19 safety. Due to remote arrangements, this internship is now accepting applications from eligible PhD students nationwide.
ABOUT THE INDUSTRY PARTNER
Climate change due to excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, is recognised as a critical issue facing the world. Risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth are projected to increase with climate change. Current approaches to addressing this issue to date have only offered partial solutions.
COOL ENGINEERING’s founder has invented a process to take CO2 from the atmosphere or industrial sources to abate emissions. COOL ENGINEERING is initially looking to work with organisations to implement the solution in industries where significant levels of CO2 are produced (e.g. petrochemicals production, coal use, transport, brick manufacture). This enables industries to reduce the levels of CO2 input to the environment and meet environmental and regulatory responsibilities.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Opportunity to be exposed to training that can positively impact a critical issue facing the world.
- Opportunity to collaborate with the CEO.
- Opportunity to experience the link between research and adoption of a product form a start-up perspective.
- Opportunity to apply skills in an industrial context.
RESEARCH TO BE CONDUCTED
COOL ENGINEERING will be working with customers to introduce the COOL process into their business operations. This analysis is to help inform customers on the impact the COOL process can have on their carbon dioxide abatement objectives and the value to their business in general.
The proposed research will include:
- Investigating and analysing the cost and viability of current CO2 reduction strategies for industrial processes.
- Determination of COOL process metrics (e.g. energy and mass balance), efficiencies, benchmark costs etc.
- Modelling of emission output conditions produced in different customer segments.
- Industry costs associated with the implementation of the COOL process.
- Analysis to show impact of COOL approach on emission abatement for different customer segments.
- Analysis to show value of COOL approach for customer.
SKILLS WISH LIST
If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:
- Industrial Chemistry
- Industrial reactor and reactor process design
- Process controls
- Statistical analysis
- Python experience
Quantification of the impact of the COOL process through modelling, supported by market and industry research. This includes analysis findings for carbon dioxide abatement and other potential benefits that may be derived by customers.
The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.
It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours and maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.
The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.
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