PhD scholarship: Modelling of multiscale multiphase flow in complex fracture networks


Enrolment status New 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 25 February 2020
Closing date 31 March 2020


Understanding the dynamics of two-phase flow in fractured porous media with deformation is important in numerous environmental and energy engineering processes. A PhD candidate is being sought to contribute to the development of new methodology for modelling of multiscale multiphase flow in complex fracture networks. The aim of this research is the delivery of efficient modelling tool capable of predicting water and gas flow in stress sensitive subsurface environments, and assessing their impact on fluid production or injection, reservoir stress and related technologies. Potential applications of this method include: enhanced natural gas production from coal seams; improved CO2 geo-sequestration; mitigation of environmental damage associated with produced water management; and other disciplines where modelling porous media with natural fracturing is currently limited.


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

Applications are closed.

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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.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘MULTIPHASE FLOWin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

Applicants with excellent academic record and research experience in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Engineering (Petroleum, Chemical, Mining, Mechanical, Civil and Environmental), or
  • Other related discipline (such as Applied Mathematics, Physics and Fluid Mechanics)

Demonstrated skills of analytical solution derivation and numerical simulation related to coupled fluid flow and reservoir deformation will be favourable.

Applications are closed.


Dr Zhenjiang You
Applications are closed.

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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.

Applications are closed.