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Hydrogen in pipelines PhD scholarships on offer

The University of Queensland (UQ) is offering two Future Fuels CRC PhD Scholarships for hydrogen embrittlement (HE) of gas pipeline steels.

Inspired in part by the Australian Hydrogen Strategy, the research is occurring within the Future Fuels CRC and will collaborate with parallel research at the University of Wollongong (UoW) and Deakin University.

The research will evaluate the HE of gas pipeline steels currently used in Australia based on prior research at UQ based on cathodic hydrogen charging and, together with UoW, lead to evaluations of the possibility of sub-critical crack growth in the tested pipeline steels, of the relationship between hydrogen fugactity and hydrogen charging conditions and more.

Each successful scholar will be working on their own project, although there will still be considerable scope for collaboration.

Both scholarships are valued at $30,000/annum and applications are now open.

Click here to apply.

Applications close 1 October 2020.

For more information visit the Future Fuels CRC website.

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