PhD research on infragravity (IG) waves in the ocean

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swinburne universityPhD applications are invited for a three year scholarship with The Centre for Ocean Engineering, Sciences and Technology (COEST). The successful candidate will conduct research on infragravity (IG) waves in the ocean. This PhD research project is sponsored by Shell Corporation.

This is a challenging oceanographic and important ocean engineering problem that needs to be addressed. The project is proposed as a systematic study of IG waves, including their theory and analysis of available field data. The aim is to develop an IG prediction model within the third generation wave forecast model SWAN.

To be successful in your application you will need to have completed a bachelor’s, honours or master’s degree in an oceanography, engineering or maths field. You will also need to demonstrate the following:

Programming knowledge
An ability to manage tight deadlines
Interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated use of initiative
An ability to conduct independent research projects
Knowledge of FORTRAN language (desirable)

For further details on the project, please contact:

A/Prof. Alexander Babanin
Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology
Phone: +61 3 9214 8033 or email:

Applications close 11 July 2013

For position information and to apply online go to:

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