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  CFD of Flow and Temperature Control Using Porous Materials
  Dr Y Mahmoudi Larimi
Applications accepted all year round

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The use of porous materials (i.e. solid medium permeated by a network of pores), in particular, for passive control of flow and thermal purposes has received considerable academic and industrial attention over the past five decades.
  Investigating the use of photoactive crystalline porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as a platform for nanofluidic devices
  Dr T Easun
Applications accepted all year round

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Dr Timothy Easun http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/69904-easun-tim is looking for a PhD student to work on the research project ’Metal-Organic Frameworks and Supramolecular Photochemistry’.
  Molecular Assembly in Porous Liquids
  Dr R Greenaway
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Porous materials have a wide variety of applications, such as gas uptake, catalysis, separations, and energy storage. These materials are typically solids, but recently, we have shown it’s possible to form liquids with permanent intrinsic porosity.
  Computational design of hierarchical porous materials
  Dr M Jorge
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials that are porous at the nanoscale are used in a wide variety of applications, like gas separation, carbon capture, catalysis and drug delivery.
  Fluid flows above and within porous materials
  Prof D Pokrajac, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Fluid mechanics problems often involve fluid flows over porous materials. Examples of practical applications include flow through atmospheric and aquatic vegetation, coastal structures, and movement of biological fluids through various tissues.
  PhD in Porous Materials for Challenging Separations (Experimental)
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A PhD studentship is available in the research group of Prof. A. I. Cooper FRS, starting in October 2020. This position will be based in the Materials Innovation Factory (MIF), a £82 M research facility that opened in 2017.
  PhD in Porous Materials for Challenging Separations (Computational)
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A PhD studentship is available in the research group of Prof. A. I. Cooper FRS, starting in October 2020. This position will be based in the Materials Innovation Factory (MIF), a £82 M research facility that opened in 2017.
  A 3-year PhD studentship in Hierarchically Structured Porous Zeolitic Solids
  Prof G Sankar, Prof I P Parkin
Application Deadline: 20 July 2020

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This position is fully funded by the UCL-A*STAR Collaborative Programme via the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (M3S CDT) at UCL.
  Flow in porous media (EPS2020/48)
  Prof M Maroto-Valer
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Reactive flow in porous media (experimental studies and/or numerical simulations) of manufactures porous replicas.
  Synthesis and functional studies of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) derived from high oxidation state metal ions
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr K Afarinkia
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal-organic frameworks or MOFs are a class of porous materials made of metal ions and rigid organic linkers which are known secondary building units or SBUs.
  Experimental discovery of new three-dimensional covalent organic frameworks
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will explore the synthesis and characterisation of new covalent organic framework (COF) materials which lay intermediate between amorphous porous polymers and crystalline porous metal organic frameworks in that COFs are entirely organic but have crystalline structures.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
  PhD in Chemistry - Metal oxides by Design
  Dr L Vilà-Nadal
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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We seek to recruit a highly motivated and talented PhD student in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow within the research group of Dr Laia Vilà-Nadal http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/wp/lvn-group/ The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary effort aimed at applying the concept of ‘materials by design’ to metal oxide chemistry synthesis.
  Biodegradable composite materials (Bio-PolyMOFs) for applications in targeted delivery of drugs to improve healthcare and reduce antimicrobial resistance in developing countries and worldwide
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr A L Kelly, Dr M Katsikogianni
Applications accepted all year round

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Growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major global challenges and is linked to the use of unnecessarily high doses of orally administered antibiotics following medical surgery and infections.
  PhD in the computational design of organic materials
  Dr Kim Jelfs
Applications accepted all year round

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A 36 month PhD position in computational chemistry is available within the research group of Dr.
  Development of highly stable porous composite membranes for separation of greenhouse gases
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Prof S Rimmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal-organic frameworks or MOFs are a class of porous materials made of metal ions and rigid organic linkers, which are known as secondary building units or SBUs.
  Natural porous vibro-acoustic media
  Dr S Oberst
Applications accepted all year round

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The Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration (CAAV) was formed in 2017 and now has nine full time academic staff. The Centre is based at Tech Lab, which is a brand new research led facility that is close to the airport in Sydney.
  Pre-nucleation in the synthesis of metal–organic frameworks
  Dr H Yeung
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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We seek to recruit a highly motivated and talented PhD student in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham within the research group of Dr Hamish H-M Yeung.
  Experimental topics in the manipulation of sound using metamaterials and metasurfaces
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering on the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
  Thermoelectric Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis and Assessment
  Dr P Szilagyi
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Thermoelectric materials are of great practical and scientific interest as they can ‘upcycle’ waste heat into electricity.
  Solute transport and precipitation in porous media
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project, we will combine modelling and experimental approaches to extend our understanding of the processes controlling solute transport and precipitation in drying porous media.
  Understanding the electromechanical switching behaviour of porous ferroelectric ceramics
  Dr J Roscow
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal queries should be directed to Dr James Roscow ([email protected]). Introducing carefully structured porosity into ferroelectric ceramics is an effective way of achieving a favourable balance of piezoelectric and dielectric properties for sensing and energy harvesting applications.
  Low-field NMR studies to probe motion and dynamics in rock pore structures
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantification of transport and dynamics in rock pore structures is essential for understanding, optimising and enhancing oil and gas recovery as well as assess the capacity and effectiveness for CO2 storage.
  UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP2) –Smart Materials Additive BioFabrication of Porous Scaffolds for Hierarchical Bone Tissue Engineering
  Prof F Rose
Applications accepted all year round

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The UKRMP Smart Materials Hub aims to develop the next generation of bioactive scaffolds and biomatrices to treat the eye, the musculoskeletal system and the liver.
  Sustainable conversion of biomass-based wastes into porous bio-carbons and their application in CO2 capture - LEVERHULME
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi, Dr I Graca
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The current most difficult challenge of biomass-based wastes is the lack of a volume-balancing set of applications and valorisation techniques which can decrease the large volumes that are sent to the landfill.
  Robust metal-organic framework materials for clean air
  Dr S Yang, Prof M Schröder
Application Deadline: 15 February 2020

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There is increasing concern over global air quality, with high concentrations of smog posing significant health risks and environmental problems worldwide.
  Designing new porous foam catalysts PhD/ MSc by Research
  Dr P Clough, Dr J Sumner
Applications accepted all year round

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Many chemical processes rely on catalysts to enhance reaction rates and their development from a Material Science and Chemistry standpoint is constantly improving, this PhD (or MSc by Research – MRes) will investigate developing porous catalytic foams using novel methods, with cheap precursors, via sustainable and resource efficient routes.
  Synthesis of Carbon-rich Molecular Materials
  Dr N Lucas
Applications accepted all year round

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New carbon-rich molecular materials, based on well-defined nanographenes and other novel polyaromatic architectures, will be rationally synthesised to better understand structure-property relationships.
  Development of cutting-edge microporous adsorbents for gas separation processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr A Majumder
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing cost-effective adsorbents aiming at separating impurities from different gas mixtures is a real and necessary challenge for the industry, especially the energy sector.
  Design and Discovery of Adsorbent Materials for Challenging Gas Separation Applications
  Dr PZ Moghadam, Dr SF Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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Adsorptive gas separation and purification have long been proposed as lower cost and lower energy-use methods to replace traditional cryogenic distillation or absorptive methods.
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