Faculty of engineering, computer and mathematical Sciences – Fight Food Waste CRC Master scholarship in techno-economic analysis of waste to animal feed

Applications open
14 December 2020
Applications close
28 February 2021
Payment per year
2 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Available In
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
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The Fight Food Waste CRC HDR Scholarship is funded by the Fight Food Waste CRC Limited to support a full-time Masters student who is commencing/undertaking research in Chemical Engineering or equivalent with expertise in Process (Systems) Engineering, Process Design Modelling (Aspen), Environmental Engineering and Supply Chain Management desirable and Cost Analysis highly desirable. The research topic to be undertaken is techno-economic analysis of food waste into pig feed. The student will be part of a broader national “Food Waste to Pig Feed – Safe and Bio-secure” project lead by the South Australian Research and Development Institute and University of Adelaide. The role of the Masters by Research student will be to undertake techno-economic analysis of utilising food waste (primary production, manufacturing, retail and hospitality/institutional waste streams) for pig feed in key Australian regional areas. The analysis will provide greater understanding of the cost barriers for adopting new feed supplies and identify the cost barriers for entry. The Australian supply chain and pork industry requirements will be identified. Waste volumes, locations and seasonality will be mapped. Available infrastructure which could be utilised (i.e. feed mills, rendering plants etc.) for processing of food waste, and other infrastructure, such as, refrigeration and dewatering which may be required will be identified. This will be done in collaboration with the project research team.


$28,500 per annum (tax-exempt) for 2 years duration.  It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. 

Please ensure you include all of the following documents:

  • Evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent resident status, if applicable
  • Degree certificates (testamurs)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of non-English documentation
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Curriculum vitae

Expressions of interest should be submitted to:

Dr Valeria Torok

Email: valeria.torok@sa.gov.au


Professor Volker Hessel

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Tel: (08) 8313 9245

Email: volker.hessel@adelaide.edu.au

Short-listed applicants may be invited to an interview. Selected candidates will be invited to submit a formal application for admission. Instructions will be provided to candidates in due course