Scholarships and Awards - Chemical and Process Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Scholarships and Awards

Numerous scholarships are available for students of Chemical and Process Engineering.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Awards

2014

  • Thomas Hagyard Prize, For excellence in Engineering Design 3- Samantha Houwers
  • S R Siemon Prize in Chemical and Process Engineering, Awarded to the student proceeding to the 3rd Professional year in Chemical and Process Engineering who shows most promise both in work and character- Tessa Noakes
  • Peter McElroy Prize, Awarded for excellence in Second Professional Chemical and Process Engineering thermodynamics - Jamie Roverts
  • SCENZ,Awarded to the student enrolled in the 2nd Professional Year of a BE(Hons)(Chemical & Process Engineering) who has achieved the best performance in the 1st Professional Year- Stefan Warnaar
  • Chemical and Process Engineering Research Project Prize, Awarded annually for excellence in performance in the Third Professional research project in Chemical and Process Engineering. - Samantha Houwers and Natalie Lindsay

2013

  • SCENZ Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand Prize, Awarded to the student enrolled in the 2nd Professional Year of a BE(Hons)(Chemical & Process Engineering) who has achieved the best performance in the 1st Professional Year- Tessa Noakes
  • Thomas Hagyard Prize, For excellence in Engineering Design 3- Simeon Wislang
  • S R Siemon Prize in Chemical and Process Engineering, Awarded to the student proceeding to the 3rd Professional year in Chemical and Process Engineering who shows most promise both in work and character- Natalie Lindsay
  • Peter McElroy Prize, Awarded for excellence in Second Professional Chemical and Process Engineering thermodynamics- Natalie Lindsay

2012

  • SCENZ Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand Prize, Awarded to the student enrolled in the 2nd Professional Year of a BE(Hons)(Chemical & Process Engineering) who has achieved the best performance in the 1st Professional Year- Natalie Lindsay
  • Thomas Hagyard Prize, For excellence in Engineering Design 3- Callum Rutherford
  • S R Siemon Prize in Chemical and Process Engineering, Awarded to the student proceeding to the 3rd Professional year in Chemical and Process Engineering who shows most promise both in work and character- Hannah McNicol and Yingzi Lin
  • Peter McElroy Prize, Awarded for excellence in Second Professional Chemical and Process Engineering thermodynamics- Anne Gordon
  • Chemical and Process Engineering Research Project Prize, Awarded annually for excellence in performance in the Third Professional research project in Chemical and Process Engineering. - Angus MacVicar

Postgraduate Scholarships and Funded Research Projects

Chemical and Process Engineering PhD Scholarship

PhD Scholarships are available to support a student towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CAPE), University of Canterbury. This scholarship is available for any research project, although it is expected that the research project will be developed in collaboration with an academic supervisor from CAPE. For the PhD projects on offer, please visit http://www.cape.canterbury.ac.nz/pg_projects.shtml .

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Applicants wishing to apply for this scholarship would normally have one of the following:
  • A Bachelor’s degree (in Engineering, Technology or Science) with 1st or 2nd class honours
  • A Master’s degree (in Engineering, Technology or Science)
  • For international students, applicants must also have met the UC English language requirements prior to applying for this scholarship.
  • The contact details of two referees who can be contacted directly by the Department.
  • The PhD students are expected to start by 1st of July 2016.

Value
The value of the scholarship shall be $25,000 per annum plus tuition fees for the thesis enrolment for a maximum period of 3 years.

Application process
Applications should be sent to pgstudy@cape.canterbury.ac.nz by 30th of November 2015.

Each application shall include:

  • A copy of the candidate’s academic record.
  • A statement of the proposed research project (max 1 page).

Note that the proposed research project will often be still in development and so details included in the initial application may be tentative. Proposals should be developed in consultation with the proposed supervisor.

  • The support from the proposed supervisor (e.g. a copy of an email from the supervisor).

Selection and Criteria
The Department shall take into account:

  • Academic achievement.
  • Quality of the institution and programme pertaining to the candidate’s qualifying degree.
  • Prior research experience (e.g. research publications).
  • Support from the Department or University, including supervision and resources.
  • Additional strategic criteria as determined by the Department.

The Department may invite some candidates for a short interview (either in person or via video conference). The selection process will be completed by 21st of December 2015, and the Department’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the selection meeting.

Termination
The Department may at any time suspend or terminate any scholarship payments if the scholar is not diligently pursuing the agreed research programme or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded. In this case, the scholarship shall be terminated and no further payments shall be made.

Additional conditions

  • The PhD student will normally be required to work full time during the tenure of the award on their research programme but may undertake a limited amount of teaching or laboratory demonstration within the College of Engineering as determined on a case-by-case basis. Scholars may be absent for up to four weeks per year for activities not related to their study.
  • The scholar must comply with the regulations for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury.
  • Award holders may hold other scholarships, awards or prizes as determined by the Department on a case-by-case basis.

Chemical and Process Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship - Application Deadline 3rd April 2015

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Posgraduate Scholarship Opportunities -December 2014

PhD Scholarship opportunity - Development of monolithic catalytic and adsorbent substrates
PhD scholarship to investigate monolithic catalytic supports for steam methane reforming. The project will supervised by Associate Professor Matthew Watson, in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
Research will involve a variety of techniques including:

  • Monolithic catalyst support fabrication through additive manufacturing (3D-printing)
  • Characterization of catalytic supports (pressure drop, surface area, physical properties)
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling with experimental validation
  • Characterization steam methane reforming reaction kinetics

The ideal candidate will have a BE(Hons) in chemical engineering or a BSc(Hons) / MSc in materials science. Previous research experience in catalysis, fluid dynamics and reaction kinetics is desirable but not essential.

An annual stipend and tuition fees for 3 years is available

Contact person: Associate Professor Matthew Watson or Dr Aaron Marshall (Matthew Watson / Aaron Marshall)

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Two scholarships are available for PhD students, December 2014

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Interactions of Carbohydrate Fermenting Microorganisms in the Gut of Abalone - postgraduate scholarship opportunity

A scholarship is available for a PhD student to be involved in a research project with a main objective of isolating, identifying, and characterizing carbohydrate fermenting microorganisms from New Zealand abalone. By isolating and learning more about these microbes we will possibly be able to understand the complex interactions they have with their host. More information

University of Canterbury funded postgraduate scholarships

There are a small number of highly competitive PhD and Masters scholarships are available from the University (e.g. UC Doctoral or UC International Doctoral or UC Master's Scholarships). There are two scholarship rounds per year. For more information see: University of Canterbury (UC) Scholarships

New Zealand Governement funded postgraduate scholarships

There are a limited number of postgraduate scholarships available funded directly by the New Zealand government. The department has hosted a number of PhD students who have received these sholarships

For more information see: Scholarships funded by the New Zealand Government

China Scholarship Council / University of Canterbury Joint PhD Scholarship Programme

A recent initiative has made available PhD scholarships for Chinese postgraduate students to undertake doctoral study at the University of Canterbury

For more information see: CSC PhD scholarships

New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Postgraduate Scholarships

These are postgraduate scholarships available to postgraduate students at all New Zealand Universities covering a range of subject areas

New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee (NZVCC) Postgraduate Scholarships

More information

There are other sholarships that may be appropriate to students of Chemical and Process Engineering but are not listed above, for more information please contact:

The Scholarships Office
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8964
scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz

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    and Process Engineering

    University of Canterbury
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    Christchurch
    New Zealand
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