Centre for Energy

PhD scholarships

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For more information and to apply, please contact Professor Eric May Chevron Chair in Gas Process Engineering

PhD scholarships in gas processing at the Centre for Energy
Receive up to $44,000 p.a. tax free!

In this century humanity will rely increasingly on natural gas to satisfy growing energy demands with reduced environmental impact. WA is uniquely positioned to provide the gas needed by billions of people.

UWA has partnered with Chevron to train future leaders and technical experts for the global Gas and LNG industry.

You can be part of this exciting future by applying for a PhD Scholarships in Gas Processing at the Centre of Energy. Successful applicants will meet and work with gas industry executives and researchers and have the opportunity to travel including working in US laboratories.

If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity, take steps to make it happen. Apply now!


Physics, chemistry & engineering honours graduates are encouraged to apply.

  • Energy research is multi-disciplinary.
  • Science Honours students have a successful record in gas processing research
  • The Centre for Energy’s PhD program builds upon fundamental skills to train future industry leaders.

Currently, the following research projects are available:

LNG_Storage_Tank_on_WArsquos_North_West_ShelfGas processing & LNG production

  • Novel materials & processes for upgrading contaminated gas
  • Measurements & modelling to optimise cryogenic separations

Gas hydrates & flow assurance

  • Safe hydrate plug removal by direct electrical heating
  • Understanding hydrate formation in gas-dominant pipelines

CO2 capture & sequestration

  • Enhanced gas recovery with super-critical CO2 injection & storage
  • New adsorbents & solvents for improved CO2 capture