Student profile – Anna Khaghani
Renewable energy is an area which has received much publicity over recent years and has a significant effect on the way we live.
As a mechanical engineer, I enjoyed working on geothermal energy, so as a PhD student, I hope to develop a new method for utilising the renewable energy source.
RMIT is well known for its high quality facilities and laboratories, especially in renewable energy. The quality of equipment and facilities has helped me undertake my projects to a high standard, while RMIT’s close industry connections allow me to network with prospective employers.
My supervisor is very knowledgeable and supportive, helping me to improve my skills in experimental and theoretical analysis. I have also gained a better understanding about a variety of engineering issues.
A PhD in engineering gives you the opportunity to deal with problems relevant to real life and industry. A lot of self motivation is required however it is very rewarding to see the results from your research projects.
I plan on finishing my PhD before moving to a career with a renewable energy company.