PhD fellowships: Australia-France Network of Doctoral Excellence (AUFRANDE Program)

mineAlloy takes part in the Australia-France Network of Doctoral Excellence (AUFRANDE Program).

AUFRANDE is offering 35 PhD fellowships in the fields of Physics, Computer Sciences, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanics, Acoustics, Chemistry, Photonics and other related-disciplines.

Successful applicants are expected to start in October 2023. They will be part of a unique doctoral training program offering:

  • Excellent employment conditions at one of the top-class 22 French Institutions participating in the program
  • Up to 12 months secondments in one of our 15 Australian partner Universities
  • Dual doctorates (France + Australia)
  • Outstanding training aimed at fostering scientific, technical and transferable skills including workshops in both France and Australia
  • Involvement of industry partners

Applications are open to candidates from all over the world who have not lived in France for more than 12 months over the last 3 years (i.e. from April 2020). The deadline for applications is 11 April 11h59 PM CET. For further information, please visit our website and follow AUFRANDE on LinkedIn & Twitter.

Mining Magazine: DEM case study published

Check out Daniel’s article on pages 24-25 in the Autumn edition of the Mining Magazine ( Here is the direct link to the issue:

The article is about a case study showing design principles for better chute wear liners using Discrete Element Modelling (DEM). An important design principle is the systematic utilisation of micro rock-boxes; where wear liners temporarily lock particles and causing them to flow over themselves rather than on the actual wear surface. This fosters a less severe wear regime and significantly reduces abrasive wear. The work was conducted during Daniel’s PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Michael Pereira, Dr Santiago Corujeira Gallo and Professor Matthew Barnett.