New PhD Opportunity – Deep Ocean Thermodynamics and Climate Change

March 22, 2019

We are seeking a PhD candidate to join a recently awarded Australian Research Council Discovery Project focussed on Deep Ocean Thermodynamics and Climate Change.

Project description:

The project, which is in collaboration with researchers at the Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), will obtain new insights into the thermodynamic and transport properties of mixtures containing water, particularly at high pressures that impact directly on our understanding of climate change processes.

Currently, the behaviour of the thermodynamic and transport properties of the world’s oceans remains largely unknown. This project aims to increase our understanding of the role of carbon dioxide dissolution on properties such as the heat capacity of seawater at very high pressures, which could contribute significantly to the accuracy of climate modelling over long timescales.


  • Develop and improve predictions of properties in the deep ocean
  • Interpret and analyse experimental data collected at The University of Western Australia
  • Publish outcomes in leading academic journals and present at international conferences

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