CFD/DEM Simulation of Pulverized Coal Injection (PCI) into Blast Furnace - PhD scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually.
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 4 November 2019
Closing date 8 December 2019

Scholarship description

We are seeking a talented PhD candidate with background or equivalent field in metallurgical engineering, ironmaking and steelmaking, chemical engineering, and associated modelling to work with an ARC and industry jointly funded project related to the computational fluid flow and discrete element method (CFD/DEM) simulation of pulverized coal injection (PCI) into ironmaking blast furnace.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Prior to applying, check your eligibility and prepare your documentation.

You should also contact Professor Geoff Wang ( to discuss your suitability for this scholarship prior to submitting an application.

Please ensure that you

  1. select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'
  2. enter in the free-text field ‘CFD/DEM'
  3. list the enrolling unit as the School of Chemical Engineering
  4. enter Professor Geoff Wang as your supervisor

Selection criteria

Applicants should possess a Master or equivalent degree in the relevant fields specified above. Applicants should be team players with a strong professional work ethic, and capacity and interest in acquiring cross-disciplinary expertise. Applicants should have excellent oral and written English language communication skills.

Applicants must be eligible to enrol in a PhD with UQ, e.g. meeting the English language proficiency requirements. View the complete list of the UQ's minimum entry requirements for research degrees.


Professor Geoff Wang

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.