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SECAN - Semi-continuum method software improvement

There exists a number of methods for bridge deck analysis. Some examples include grillage analysis and finite element analysis.SECAN is a software based on the semi-continuum method for bridge deck analysis. The latest version is developed using Microsoft Visual Studio. This project aims to improve the software for comparison with other bridge deck analyses.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

International human rights law (environment and climate change)

Dr Bridget Lewis is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of environmental justice and human rights protections in energy and natural resource policies, climate change mitigation and adaption, or international human rights law (environment and climate change).

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Sentience and the law (plants and animals)

For centuries the law has operated under the assumption that plants and animals are inert and material objects without the ability to meaningfully determine their future or engage with other living or material things. Plants constantly communicate with each other through fungal (mycorrhizal) networks in the soil and have up to 20 senses as opposed to the five that human beings have. New ways of thinking about plants and animals raise important and deep possibilities for law reform. The supervisors …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

How do information systems contribute to greening the planet

Due to the current climate crisis, information systems (IS) are increasingly asked to not only support economic goals but also to promote environmentally sustainable behaviours.The advocated role for these “green IS” is that they enable practices and processes with improved environmental performance. An example can include facilitating the distribution of renewable energy sources.Knowledge about how exactly information systems can carry out this role. However, this knowledge is nascent, emergent, and incomplete.Some studies have:investigated factors that influence organisational adoption of green …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Geopolymers

Geopolymers are materials which are rapidly finding interest in industry because they are 90% less polluting than conventional portland cement. They're made by reacting aluminosilicate materials with alkaline solutions in the presence of a reaction promoter.We're examining new geopolymers made from Australian-based minerals, such as zeolites and clays.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Industrial water treatment

Our research group has a strong focus on solving problems related to water treatment.Research topics in this area include, but are not limited to:coal seam gasshale oil and gasmunicipal wastewateracid mine drainagemining waterfood and beverage manufacturingagriculturedesalinationammonia and phosphate nutrient recoverymetal recovery.The majority of projects involve collaboration with industry. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Legal Approaches to Conservation Conflicts and Land-Use Conflicts

Conservation and land-use conflicts arise when people have different needs and interests concerning a protected area or land space. The management of these types of conflicts often has to broach disciplinary divides to ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the many complex and diverse issues that surround them, such as social justice, food production, biodiversity, the history of a place, and the attitudes and values of local stakeholders. The Law School invites students to express an interest in research …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Novel heterogeneous Fenton catalysts for wastewater treatment and reuse

The shortage of freshwater supply in many areas in Australia makes reusing wastewater highly necessary, and proper treatment of wastewater at reasonable costs is critical for the industrial sustainability.For example, the food and beverage processing industry is Australia’s largest manufacturing industry in terms of both financial contribution and employment. This industry consumes massive amounts of freshwater and produces a large quantity of wastewater containing various organic contaminants.Currently, a range of pre-treatment techniques including dissolved air flotation, bioreactor and conventional Fenton …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

International Environmental Law and Politics

Many environmental issues are globally significant problems and countries have to engage and interact with each other to resolve them despite having different domestic priorities. Current challenges around climate, land degradation, biodiversity loss, and plastics are just some of the issues that are influenced by international standards, agreements and institutions.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Feminist Approaches to Environmental Governance

Feminist approaches to environmental guidance consider a whole-of-systems approach and acknowledge that the domination of the environment and oppression of women and other groups in society are interlinked. Dr Katie Woolaston and Dr Rowena Maguire are interested in talking to students who are considering using feminist or alternative theories to analyse environmental governance. Particular areas of interest include wildlife and conservation, methods of collaboration, waste management, and the circular economy.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

The Law and Policy of Satellite and Large Data in Environmental and Land Use Management

Dr Evan Hamman is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates wanting to explore the relationship between space technologies and large data sets in the mapping, managing and directing of human land use. Candidates interested in exploring the relationships between land use management, data science and environmental law and regulations are particularly encouraged. The focus can be Australia, comparative or public international law. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Datafication and Automation of Human Life research group. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Changing uses of the built environments: The impacts for property laws

The research will develop from Dr Cradduck's specific interest in the NBN rollout and its impact for users; and Dr Cradduck's research interest in the built environment and individuals' engagement with it. The researcher/s will seek to understand how current working and living practices impact upon our engagements with the internet. These include considering: impacts for working and home life; and/or impacts for uses of commercial and retail spaces; and/or impacts for the future of urban life. All will require …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

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