25 September 2023
Domestic / International
About the research project
This projects seeks to analyse data on passenger vessels to understand the ship motions and global hydrodynamic wave loadings acting on the hull girder for improved ship design. The purpose of the analysis is to develop new methods for improving the ship structural design applicable to electric vessels. The research will identify methods for reducing weight and maximising payload that is critical for electric vessels due to the associated weight and volume of Lithium-ion batteries needed as an energy source for the electric power-train. These results can then be interpreted to improve transport efficiency for electric vessels to accommodate emerging designs for battery packaging that is an important consideration with the present transition to carbon neutrality.
Primary SupervisorMeet Dr Jason Ali-Lavroff
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Other funding opportunities and fees
For further information regarding other scholarships on offer, and the various fees of undertaking a research degree, please visit our Scholarships and fees on research degrees page.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:
- Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Additional desirable selection criteria specific to this project:
- Research experience with marine vessels
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Dr Jason Ali-Lavroff to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- In your application:
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
- Apply prior to 25 September 2023.
Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.