Nonlinear partial differential equations and free boundary problems

PhD Scholarships

We are looking for 2 highly motivated PhD students interested in working as part of a dynamic research team on nonlinear partial differential equations at the School of Science and Technology, University of New England (UNE).

These 3-year scholarships are linked to two Australian Research Council funded research projects on nonlinear partial differential equations and free boundary problems, which investigate nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations arising from various applied fields, including biology, chemistry, ecology and physics. The projects involve collaborations with experts at the University of Sydney, National Taiwan University and other institutions internationally. One project is concerned with solutions of nonlinear elliptic equations with bubbles or layers, or having finite Morse index, and aims to classify these solutions. The other project focuses on nonlinear parabolic equations with free boundaries, and aims to better understand the regularity of the free boundary, and the long-time behaviour of the solutions. The successful candidates are expected to work on some of the topics in these projects.

Selection of applications will be based on merit. The applicants should have a sound knowledge of nonlinear partial differential equations, and proven ability to work creatively in mathematical research.

Each scholarship provides a living allowance of $26,682 per year  for 3 years.  Post-graduate training at UNE includes a dynamic academic team environment, international conference opportunities, professional development and networking. The successful candidates will be based at UNE in Armidale in northern NSW. Further details are provided in the scholarship terms and conditions.

When to apply: Scholarship applications for candidates are due by 31 September 2017. Candidates would need to be prepared to commence as soon as possible.

To apply or enquire: Please send an email to Prof Yihong Du with a statement of your background and interest in the project, your Curriculum Vitae, and a copy of your undergraduate academic transcripts.

Phone: (02) 6773 3066