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University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 19 University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Application of Plastic Degrading Enzymes for Synthesis of Esters and Amides
  Dr A Carnell
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

Enzymes have evolved to work under mutually compatible conditions for multi-step synthesis. We have been developing new enzymes for conversion of biomass-derived intermediates to biodegradable plastics precursors.
  Computational materials design and discovery
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

This project will suit applicants with interests in the development and application of new methods for the computational understanding and prediction of new materials.
  Design and Discovery of Functional Inorganic Materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

New inorganic materials are needed to advance technologies such as batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage, and to develop basic science.
  Design and Discovery of large pore open framework materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr A Katsoulidis
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Crystalline porous materials such as zeolites and aluminophosphates are essential for modern manufacturing of fuels and chemicals.
  Designing efficient search strategies for new materials discovery (Reference LRC1906CHEM)
  Dr Y Goulermas, Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr M Gaultois, Dr V Gusev
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. There is an urgent need to develop new experimental strategies to discover functional materials.
  Development and Application of Deep Learning in materials chemistry
  Dr Y Goulermas, Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

In the quest for key advanced materials (e.g. cathodes and electrolytes for safer and higher capacity batteries) the interplay of many considerations including structure, bonding, and defect chemistry makes it challenging to develop a material that is stable and has the required performance e.g.
  Discovery of complex intermetallics as advanced magnetic and electrocatalytic materials (Reference LRC1901)
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr A Cowan, Dr J Alaria, Dr M Gaultois
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

This project involves the experimental design and synthesis of new intermetallic materials and characterisation of their crystal structures and magnetic and electrocatalytic properties.
  Discovery of high-temperature superconductors using Deep Learning (Reference LRC1902CHEM)
  Dr Y Goulermas, Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr M Gaultois, Dr V Gusev
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

High temperature superconductivity has great promise to transform society because it offers the transmission of electricity without loss of energy and the creation of large magnetic fields with applications including healthcare.
  Discovery of new solid state electrolytes for lithium batteries
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

A 4 year PhD in the discovery of new solid electrolytes for lithium batteries.
  Discovery of new transparent conducting materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

An opportunity for a 3.5 year PhD position supported by NSG Group towards the discovery of new transparent conducting materials. This project aims to develop new transparent conducting materials for optoelectronic applications on glass.
  Discovery of new transparent conducting materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

This project aims to develop new transparent conducting materials for optoelectronic applications on glass.
  Discovery of solid electrolytes for new battery technology using Deep Learning (Reference LRC1904CHEM)
  Dr Y Goulermas, Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr M Gaultois, Dr V Gusev
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. In the quest towards safer and higher capacity batteries, the development of an all-solid-state battery is a top priority, and is currently limited by the lack of a high-performance material to serve as a solid state electrolyte.
  Experimental materials design and discovery
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

This project will suit applicants with interests in the synthesis of new materials (inorganic, organic, polymeric, hybrid) exploiting the exceptional facilities of the Materials Innovation Factory.
  High throughput discovery of heterogeneous catalysts for long chain alcohol synthesis
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

A 4 year iCASE EPSRC PhD position supported by Unilever to use robotic high-throupghut methods to discover new catalysts to transform waste carbon dioxide into key sustainable chemical products.
  In situ far-infrared spectroscopy of electrochemical interfaces within batteries
  Prof L Hardwick, Prof R J Nichols
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

In situ spectroscopies are amongst the most important innovations for modern electrochemistry since they are able to deliver precise molecular level views of electrochemical interfaces and reactions.
  Investigating new polymerisation routes to (bio)degradable and sustainable polymers (CDT06)
  Prof S Rannard
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

Early applications are encouraged as this post will remain open until a successful candidate is found. The global need for new polymers is growing rapidly and several approaches are being targeted to address this issue.
  Mobile robot chemists for autonomous solar fuels research
  Prof A I Cooper
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Description. The production of clean solar fuels is a major challenge of our time and a longstanding Holy Grail in chemistry.
  Mobile robotic chemists for complex formulations (iCase joint with Unilever Research)
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 18 March 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Description. Mobile robotics are an emerging approach for the discovery of complex materials. This studentship will focus on the development of these methods in the context of complex, multicomponent formulations.
  Single-Coordination-Site Catalysts for Asymmetric Reduction
  Prof J Xiao, Dr J Iggo
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

This project is supported by EPSRC and AstraZeneca. The student will be expected to spend a period of time in AstraZeneca during his/her PhD study.
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