Applications open: 8/07/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022
About this scholarship
"Active seismic around operating mine-sites faces many challenges; perhaps the most significant is the limited access to the operational areas of the mines. With the advent of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), the permanent installation of seismic receivers around active mines is now a possibility. However, the use of standard active seismic sources in these environments is still limited. To potentially solve this limitation, the project will investigate the feasibility of using standard mining equipment as the seismic source. The equipment might include haul trucks, drill rigs or other heavy machinery. To account for the non-stationary nature of these sources, the machines would be equipped with geophones/accelerometers, GPS and dataloggers.
The focus of the project will be the development of the data processing workflows using data acquired with DAS and the pilot signals generated by the machines. The project is envisaged to apply the developed methodology to filed datasets.
The project is under the auspices of the Centre for Exploration Geophysics, which encompasses several industry driven initiatives that could be the source of the data for testing the developed methodologies."
An Internship opportunity may also be available with this project.
- Future Students
Faculty of Science & Engineering
- Science courses
- Engineering courses
- Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
- Higher Degree by Research
- Australian Citizen
- Australian Permanent Resident
- New Zealand Citizen
- Permanent Humanitarian Visa
- Merit Based
The annual scholarship package (stipend and tuition fees) is approx. $60,000 - $70,000 p.a.
Successful HDR applicants for admission will receive a 100% fee offset for up to 4 years, stipend scholarships, valued at approx. $28,800 p.a. for up to a maximum of 3.5 years, are determined via a competitive selection process. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship outcome in November 2022.
For detailed information, visit: Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships | Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
All applicable HDR courses
A self-motivated student with Masters or Honours degree in Geophysics, Physics or Engineering. The applicant should have some experience in programming (e.g. Matlab or Python).
If this project excites you, and your research skills and experience are a good fit for this specific project, you should contact the Project Lead (listed below in the enquires section) via the Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
Eligible to enrol in a Higher Degree by Research Course at Curtin University by March 2023
To enquire about this project opportunity that includes a scholarship application, contact the Project lead, Professor Andrej Bona via the EOI form above.
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