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PhD Scholarship in Hydraulic Engineering Up for Grab
University of Canterbury

Date Posted Apr. 16, 2024
Title PhD Scholarship in Hydraulic Engineering Up for Grab
University University of Canterbury
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Department Department of Civil & Natural Resources Engineering
Application Deadline May 15, 2024
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2024
  • Graduate Student
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other
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This PhD position in the University of Canterbury will participate in a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research project, which focuses on developing a novel technology for pipeline condition assessment in the network scale, leveraging state-of-the-art signal processing and machine learning algorithms. This research is funded by a 3-year PhD scholarship with 30k NZD stipends + tuition per year. In the project, you will work closely and supervised by prestigious academics, including Prof. Pedro Lee (top 0.1% researcher in the area) and Dr. Derek Li (Karl Emil Hilgard hydraulic price winner). Your research will involve comprehensive experiments, algorithm development and data processing.


  • Academic background in hydraulic engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, fluid mechanics, physics or acoustics
  • Sophisticated programming skills 
  • Dedicated to experimental works
  • Fluent in English communication and writing (University requires minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 90)
  • Candidates with research experience or publication record will be advantaged.
  • Candidates with signal processing or machine learning experience will be advantaged.


    Express your interests through Email,, with the following materials attached

  • Personal CV 
  • Transcripts

Selected candidates will be interviewed and further assessed. First come, first served.

Starting date: 2nd half of 2024

Deadline: May 15, 2024

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Derek LI
    Department of Civil & Natural Resources Engineering
    University of Canterbury
    Christchurch, Canterbury
    New Zealand


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