Design and Discovery of Functional Inorganic Materials
Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge
31 March 2019
New inorganic materials are needed to advance technologies such as batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage, and to develop basic science.
Computational Identification of New Inorganic Materials for Automotive Applications
Prof M Rosseinsky, Dr M Dyer
14 May 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. This 42 month PhD project will apply new computational techniques to discover materials for application as pigments in the automotive industry with reduced environmental and energy impact compared to existing materials.
Polyoxothiometalates: The Primordial Answer to CO2 Mitigation? (FIELDENJ1U19SF)
Dr J Fielden
31 May 2019
Sulfurous oceanic hydrothermal vents containing transition metals are thought to have played a key role in converting CO2 into the chemical building blocks of life.(i) Therefore, these primordial metallo-sulfur soups likely contained superb pre-biotic molecular catalysts for CO2 and other small molecule activations, of potentially great value as we battle anthropogenic climate change.
Unusual properties of New Inorganic Framework Materials
Dr A Chippindale
Applications accepted all year round
"We have a vacancy for a PhD student to synthesise and characterize new materials with open-framework structures, such metal phosphates, transition-metal cyanides or metal-organic compounds.