Centre PhD and Postdoctoral positions being advertised at University of Queensland in September.

Research positions offered at University of Queensland

Author Editor
Date September 15, 2021

The University of Queensland is offering the following positions to further the work of the Biosolids Training Centre:

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW/ RESEARCH FELLOW – Job No 516261

This is a full time, fixed term appointment based at the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology (ACWEB). Applications close SOON on 28 September 2021.

The Position Description is available here.  Applicants can apply here on the UQ website.

THREE (3) PhD POSITIONS

Three PhD positions are also available within the ACWEB  and the ARC Biosolids Training Centre working on projects in Theme 1 and Theme 2 (click on these links for theme & project details).

Application deadline: Rolling (current round closes 30 September 2021)

Details of these positions are available here.

 

For information on all these positions, contact Professor Damien Batstone by email –  d.batstone@uq.edu.au

 

See our Training page for additional information.

Meet the Centre’s Deputy Director – Industry, Dr Aravind Surapaneni.

Meet the Centre's Deputy Director Industry - Dr Aravind Surapaneni

Author Editor
Date August 20, 2021

Recently our new partner – Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) – published this great profile on our Centre’s Deputy Director – Industry, Dr Aravind Surapaneni, which we wanted to share with you here.

In addition to the multiple roles he plays in industry and for the Centre, Aravind also chairs the Centre’s Annual Symposium Organising Committee and, in that role, he largely determined the program for the 2021 2-day event.

Our recent first Symposium held in July 2021 clearly demonstrates the wide networks and valuable industry support and knowledge that Aravind brings to the Centre, along with his enthusiasm for progressing the biosolids industry and for getting things done!

The future of wastewater in a circular economy

"The future of wastewater in a circular economy"

Author Editor
Date August 20, 2021

In 2020, Melbourne Water challenged the water community to help them meet their zero emissions target through their Scope 1 Emissions Innovation Competition.

RMIT University, pH2O Consulting and Cranfield University made up the winning team.

The RMIT team, led by Prof Felicity Roddick and A/Prof Kalpit Shah (our Centre’s deputy director), were subsequently engaged by Melbourne Water as a result. Their project has focused on demonstrating a circular economy approach and reducing Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions in the treatment of wastewater.

Details of the project are published in  “The future of wastewater in a circular economy.”  See the Future Water: Australian Water Management Handbook –  here

 

Centre’s 2021 First Annual Symposium event being held 15 &16 July 2021

Centre's first Annual Symposium - 15 & 16 July 2021

Author Editor
Date July 7, 2021

The ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource is presenting the first Annual Symposium on 15 & 16 July 2021.

The program for this event can be found here.

The event is being held as a hybrid event with registrants both on-line and attending in-person at the RMIT University campus in Bundoora West.

See the Campus Map for the location of Building 224 and nearby parking:

Campus Map

Google Maps

The Centre’s formal launch will take place on the morning of 15 July with the Symposium program commencing immediately after at 11.45am.

Anyone interested in attending the 2-day Symposium, that has not yet registered, should contact the Centre Manager for Registration details and the detailed Program. See contact details below.

Centre to hold its official launch at the upcoming Symposium

Training Centre to hold its official launch on 15 July 2021

Author Editor
Date July 7, 2021

The ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource will be officially launched on 15 July 2021 prior to the commencement of the First Annual Symposium.

The event is being held as a hybrid event with attendees both on-line and attending in-person at the RMIT University campus in Bundoora West.

A Welcome to Country at 10.30am, followed by comments from key supporters of the Centre at 11.00am will proceed the formal launch ceremony.

Anyone interested in attending this Launch, that has not yet registered, should contact the Centre Manager. See contact details below.

 

 

Pilot plant facility – good progress with construction

New Pilot Plant facility making good progress

Author Editor
Date April 20, 2021

Training Centre Director, Andy Ball and Deputy Directors, Kalpit Shah and Aravind Surapaneni recently toured the site of the new Pilot Plant facility currently under construction at RMIT’s Bundoora West campus, with project manager Melinda Iser.

The ARC ITTC Transforming Biosolids Pilot Plant facility will be utilised by academics from the schools of both Science and Engineering – researchers involved in both RMIT and ARC-funded Centres. This new unique facility will help strengthen RMIT’s international standing in resource and waste technologies’ research mainly around the chemical, thermal and hydrothermal processing of biosolids. RMIT is poised to become a unique place to host various waste technology research in Australia.

Through funding from ARC and industry, RMIT acquired ten new unique assets (several lab-, bench-, semi-pilot and pilot-scale rigs as well as gas analysers) which are due to be housed at this site.

The new facility is due to be completed by July 2021.

[Image: RMIT Project Management  (L-R) Dr Aravind Surapaneni, Dist. Prof. Andy Ball, A/Prof Kalpit Shah, Melinda Iser]

 

 

 

Four Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions offered at RMIT University

Four Postdoc Research Assistant positions advertised at RMIT in April 2021.

Author Editor
Date April 1, 2021

UPDATE: These positions have now been filled. (Ed)

 

Exciting progress today on implementing the Training Centre’s biosolids research programme with the advertising of four (4) new Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions at RMIT University.

Located at the Bundoora campus,  the Postdoctoral Research Assistants will work with Centre Director, Dist. Professor Andy Ball and the Centre’s Deputy Director (Academic), Associate Professor Kalpit Shah on Projects 1B, 1C and 3C.

For further details, and links to the RMIT Careers website, go to our Training page – located here

New CRC-P announced for “Revolutionising sludge management turning costly waste into a safe product”

New CRC-P awarded for "Revolutionising sludge management turning costly waste into a safe product".

Author Editor
Date January 27, 2021

Congratulations to our Theme Leader, Professor Damien Batstone from The University of Queensland, on his involvement in the above project which was successful in the recently announced CRC Projects Round 10 awards.

This CRC-P brings together industry, regulators and research partners to develop a suite of technologies to increase existing treatment infrastructure capacity, produce quality biosolids for soil fertiliser and increase bioenergy recovery.

Details can be found here.

Industry partners endorse Centre’s ten project proposals

Strong support and collaboration from industry partners on Centre's ten projects

Author Editor
Date December 16, 2020

The ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource took a leap forward this week by finalising all its project proposals.

In a series of on-line Industry Endorsement Workshops held over the past 5 weeks during November and December, Chief Investigators on all ten projects presented feedback received from industry partners following the initial consultation round, and reviewed amendments to the projects as a result of this valuable industry input.

Workshop discussions then helped to clarify and prioritise industry expectations and sought to identify potential impacts from the Centre’s research on the future of the sector.

The close cooperation and support of industry personnel and user groups for the Centre’s research program is significant in helping to create strong partnerships and ensuring the long term practical application of research outcomes.

UNSW Recruiting research associates!

University of New South Wales first to recruit researchers for the Centre!

Author Editor
Date December 9, 2020

UPDATE: These positions have now been filled. (Ed)

 

The University of NSW is seeking two Research Associates to work on Theme 3 Projects 3A and 3B.  The recruitment process has commenced and details of these positions and how to apply can be found  on the UNSW website.

Applications close on 4 January 2021.

For further details please refer to the following:

  • Details on the Theme 3 projects – see here
  • Research Associate position for Project 3A – see here
  • Research Associate position for Project 3B – see here