PhD scholarship: Methods for siting low and zero emission vehicle refueling
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Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):RTP Scholarship NON-BANDED ($28,597.00 - $28,597.00)
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia
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School of Civil Engineering
UQ's Transport research group in the School of Civil Engineering is a strong
and growing research group with a vibrant and collaborative environment for
transport research and application to industry. The group has access to large
real-world mobility datasets and a broad range of traffic and transport
Supervisor – Professor Mark Hickman
Various levels of government in Australia are devising policies that might
encourage the adoption and use of low and zero emission vehicles (LZEVs). To
support these vehicles, refueling / recharging infrastructure is necessary;
both the public and private sectors have interest in developing this
infrastructure, as the market for LZEV refueling and recharging facilities
grows. The goal of this project is to explore methods to determine the
location of recharging facilities. The project is sponsored by the Queensland
Department of Transport and Main Roads (a state agency), but will look at
these facilities more generally.
These locations are likely to be affected by multiple factors, such as: the
proximity to specific fuel distribution networks; the proximity to major road
networks; a choice of vehicle and fueling capacity of the facility, the
distance between facilties, or the travel distance expected among vehicles
fueled at the facility; and, the emerging demand profile in time and space for
the facility. There has been considerable research in this area over the past
For this project, we wish to look more holistically at a variety of transport
vehicles and modes. This approach would include traditional private cars and
light trucks, but also a variety of trucks across the freight distribution and
supply chain, as well as buses and other forms of e-mobility. In this broad
context, the challenge of siting refueling and recharging infrastructure is
clearly multi-dimensional. These dimensions will form a critical part of this
analysis, and should guide the research going forward.
A working knowledge of life cycle assessment, network analysis and/or network
science and geographic information systems would be of benefit to someone
working on this project.
To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher
Degrees by Research at UQ.
This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and
International students who are currently in Australia at the time of
application and commencement.
Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the
applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards,
and employment history.
The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of
transport systems analysis and network analysis and the potential for
A background or knowledge of operations research/optimization, network
analysis methods and geographic information systems is highly desirable.
The 2021 Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend rate is
AUD$28,597 per annum (indexed annually), which is tax-free for 3.5 years,
with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy
For further information, please contact Professor Mark Hickman at
firstname.lastname@example.org +61 7 3365 3692
How to apply
To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. 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:
check your eligibility
prepare your documentation
contact Professor Mark Hickman (email@example.com) to discuss your
suitability for this scholarship
When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative
study section you:
Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative'
Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
Select ‘Other', then ‘Research Project Scholarship' and type in ‘REFUELING-HICKMAN' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
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Applications close: 8 August 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time
Advertised: 20 Jul 2021
Applications close: 10 Aug 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time