PhD Scholarship: Digital Modelling of Apple for Quality Prediction 2023

  • Partial Funding up to $90,000
  • Massey University
  • PhD
  • Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Sciences
  • International Students
  • New Zealand
  • 05/31/2023
Expires in
66 Days

Scholarship Description:

The use of digital twins in horticultural supply chain is a growing area of interest. Digital twins are virtual representations of real produce, designed to mimic biological processes in response to external conditions. This PhD project, part of a larger government-funded research project, aims to develop digital twin models specifically for apple growth and development, and fruit storage. The project will collect sensor data over multiple growth seasons to develop fruit models and incorporate them into larger tree models for simulation. The successful candidate will receive a stipend and tuition fees for three years, and will work primarily on Massey University's Manawatu campus in New Zealand. They will be expected to travel internationally for conferences and collaborate with international research groups. Applicants should send their documents to Dr. Mo Li.

As an international student, studying at Massey University in New Zealand can be a unique and enriching experience. Massey University is a leading institution known for its academic excellence, innovative research, and multicultural environment.

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various disciplines, including agriculture, business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students can choose from a variety of study options, including on-campus, distance, and blended learning.

Massey University has a diverse student population from over 100 countries, providing a rich cultural experience and an opportunity to make global connections. The university has a range of support services for international students, including language support, academic support, accommodation assistance, and social activities.

Moreover, New Zealand is known for its beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and quality of life. International students can explore the country's stunning natural scenery, experience its unique culture and traditions, and engage in various outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and surfing.

Overall, studying at Massey University as an international student can be a rewarding experience that combines high-quality education, cultural immersion, and personal growth, preparing students for a successful career in their chosen field.

Degree Level:

PhD Scholarship: Digital Modelling of Apple for Quality Prediction 2023 is available to undertake PhD level programs at Massey University.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences

Scholarship Benefits:

The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $30,000 NZD per year plus tuition fees ($8,500 NZD per year) for a three year period, and travel allowance. 

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students.

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for this project, the applicants must:

  • Hold an appropriate Master’s (B or higher result) or Honours (2nd class div I) degree in a relevant discipline. Relevant disciples are wide ranging and can include Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Plant Science.
  • Be capable of designing and executing large scale laboratory experiments.
  • Be capable of collecting and analysing large sets of data.

Other competencies which would be seen favourably by the selection team include:

  • Previous experience with the horticulture industry.
  • Previous experience living/working in multiple culture environments.

Application Procedure:

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