The Fight Food Waste CRC has a range of opportunities for students interested in being part of this $121 million, 10 year, Australia wide, whole of value chain industry-led research collaboration.
PhD research projects are available in the three focal areas of the Fight Food Waste CRC – REDUCING food waste, TRANSFORMING unavoidable food waste into valuable products, and ENGAGING with industry and consumers to change their behaviour.
Students will receive a generous stipend, enhance their career prospects by participating in bespoke career mentoring activities as well as undertaking a business focussed graduate certificate.
Several projects are available based at CRC partner universities around Australia including RMIT, University of Queensland, Central Queensland University (Sydney campus), and The University of Adelaide. All projects work closely with Industry partners.
Topics for student projects available to start from early 2019 are:
- Integrating save food packaging design criteria into NPD processes. PhD at RMIT University; Industry partner: Australian Institute of Packaging
- Consumer perceptions of the role of packaging in reducing food waste. PhD at RMIT University; Industry partners: Sustainability Victoria and Woolworths
- Integrating decision support tools into organisations for food waste strategies. PhD at RMIT University; Industry partner: Empauer.
- Waste-to-Energy: Fuelling sustainable wastewater treatment with food waste. PhD at University of Queensland; Industry partner: Queensland Urban Utilities.
- Techno-economic modelling of food waste transformation. PhD at University of Queensland; Industry partner: Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
- Consumer food waste prevention: Identification of effective behaviour change interventions. PhD at Central Queensland University Sydney campus; Industry partner: Woolworths.
- Enhancing engagement from volunteers in food rescue organisations. PhD at Central Queensland University Sydney campus; Industry partner: Foodbank
- Improving the awareness and impact of food rescue through collection and reporting of data. PhD at Central Queensland University Sydney campus; Industry partner: Foodbank
- Biomass characterization and adding value to waste biomass. PhD at University of Adelaide; Industry partner: Potato Industry.
- Torrefaction process for the production of liquid chemicals and biochar from food waste. PhD at University of Adelaide; Industry partner: Peats Soils.
- Alternatives to SO2 in abalone. PhD at University of Adelaide; Industry partner: Abalone Council of Australia.