We propose to develop an un-obtrusive, energy capturing device for deployment in urban and natural environments. This device will combine natural looking, leaf-like structures composed of ultra light-weight polymers coupled with energy generating (Piezo) polymers to generate energy from wind-induced movement. This innovative combination of new polymers and naturalistic shape will enable the development of a low-cost and renewable generating device for low energy applications in buildings.
The device will be scalable and aesthetically pleasing; important features for renewable energy technologies. There are 2 scholarships available at $30,000 per annum each. These 2 scholarships will primarily be in the disciplines of Smart Materials (incorporating vibration analysis) and Light Body Aerodynamics.
- Study Subject: Smart Materials (incorporating vibration analysis) and Light Body Aerodynamics
- Provided By: RMIT University
- Level: Post Graduate
This scholarship is offered once only to 2 people. Open for applications from July 20, 2010 until March 31, 2011.
The value of this scholarship is AUD30000 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.
This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Interdisciplinary engineering. It is required that your study starts no earlier than August 1, 2010 and no later than March 31, 2011.
This scholarship requires you to have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent.
To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the scholarship provider. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Sabu John (Professor)
Phone: (03) 99256007
Simon Watkins (Professor )
Phone: (03) 9925 6084