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  PhD studentship in Chemical Looping Technologies for a Low-Carbon Energy Future
  Prof I Metcalfe, Dr W Hu
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 2020 for 3 years. Overview. In the near future our society will require a range of more efficient and scaleable chemical conversion technologies pivotal to the functioning of a low-carbon fuel economy including, but not limited to, low-carbon hydrogen production.
  Chemical Looping Technology integrated with dehydrogenation process
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Hydrogen and Ammonia production integrating high pressure chemical looping
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Chemical Kinetics of Novel Biofuels
  Dr A Farooq
Applications accepted all year round

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Biofuels are becoming increasingly important in the world's energy infrastructure and their use has steadily been increasing in Europe and the U.S.
  Gas-solid processes for decarbonised steel industry
  Dr V Spallina, Prof A Azapagic
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Chemical functionalisation of 2D materials for composites and energy applications revealed through AFM-IR spectroscopy and mapping
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr A Vijayaraghavan, Dr S Edmondson
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The use of AFM-IR for the characterisation of atomically thin materials is a recent development.
  PhD studentship opportunity in integrated Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation
  Dr M Duyar
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a fully funded Ph.D. project focusing on developing dual function materials (DFMs) that can capture carbon dioxide from an emission source and release it as a high value fuel or chemical upon exposure to a reducing co-reactant.
  New responsive electrolytes for energy conversion
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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Fuel cells have high efficiency, generate low levels of emissions, and can consume renewable sources, in combination with energy vectors, making them excellent candidates as for alternative power production technologies.
  Design of advanced cyclic adsorption processes for complex gas separations
  Dr L Joss
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas adsorption is one of the key physical processes that underlie the numerous industrial uses of porous solids. These include separation processes (adsorption and membrane processes), catalytic reactions, energy storage, and gas recovery from unconventional plays.
  PhD in Chemistry - Electrochemical routes for carbon dioxide capture, reduction and use in electrosynthesis
  Dr M Symes
Applications accepted all year round

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Candidates are invited to apply for a fully-funded 3.5-year PhD studentship in the Symes Group at the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow (www.symeslab.com).
  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from depleted Sandstone and Carbonate/chalk reservoirs
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr H Hamidi
Applications accepted all year round

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Nearly one third of the oil is left behind in the reservoir after the primary and secondary recovery methods of oil recovery.
  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.
  PhD studentship in Next Generation Gas Separation Membranes for a Low-Carbon Future
  Dr G A Mutch, Prof I Metcalfe
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 1 2020 for 3 years. Overview. Separation processes use ~15% of the world’s energy consumption.
  Operando X-ray studies of gas evolving and consuming electrocatalysts
  Prof A Russell
Application Deadline: 20 April 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Andrea Russell. Project description. The electrification of energy supply and chemical synthesis requires greater understanding of the structure and activity relationships of the electrocatalysts employed and their characterisation under operando conditions.
  Computational reactor design for methanol production
  Research Group: Energy Technologies
  Dr L Armstrong
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong. Co-supervisor Dr Matthew Potter. Project description. Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) is attracting increasing attention as a sustainable, recyclable and synthetic “drop-in” alternative to the use of fossil fuels, particularly across the transportation sector.
  Coupled flow-geomechanics for prediction of propagation and collapse of wormholes in matrix acidizing
  Dr M Babaei
Applications accepted all year round

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Acidizing is an established technique to stimulate enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from carbonate reservoirs.
  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.
  Numerical modelling and design of geothermal heat recovery from subsurface systems
  Dr M Babaei
Applications accepted all year round

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In the geothermal energy technology, this is a common practice to drill a doublet (i.e. an injection and production well pair) system.
  PhD Candidate in Computational (Electro)Catalysis
  Prof M García-Melchor
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications from outstanding and highly motivated students are invited for a fully funded 4-year PhD position (€18,000 per annum + academic fees) in the Computational Catalysis and Energy Materials (CCEM) Group led by Dr.
  Chemistry of the lithium-air battery
  Dr L Johnson
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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Starting in the academic year 2020/2021, a role is available studying the reaction chemistry in the lithium-air battery. The lithium-air battery contains an air breathing cathode at which oxygen is reduced to lithium peroxide and a lithium metal anode.
  Robust modelling of biomass conversion processes to meet low carbon objectives
  Dr J Li, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Biomass residues and wastes have a great potential to deliver a significant contribution to the primary energy demand, with the aim of meeting low carbon objectives.
  PhD in Engineering focusing on solar cell and module research
  Dr M Ernst, Prof A.W. Blakers
Applications accepted all year round

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Prospective students graduated or going to graduate from Electrical and Electronic, Physics, Mechanical or Mechatronic, Material or Applied Science, and Chemistry Departments, or related disciplines with a GPA above 8 out of 10, or 3.5 out of 4.0, or high distinction (HD), or equivalent are invited to apply.
  Photovoltaic Engineering: Revolutionary Technologies for Silicon Solar Cells
  Dr K C Fong, Prof A.W. Blakers
Applications accepted all year round

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Solar photovoltaics and wind currently constitutes more than 60% of global annual net new generation capacity. We are on the pivotal point of a massive revolution in favor of renewable energy sources.
  Radionuclides in soils in urban regions.
  Prof G Gillmore, Dr P Hooda
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD concerns the collection, analysis and health impact assessment of soil geochemical data in order to.
  Hierarchical composite electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries
  Prof E Kendrick
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded 4-year studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Novel Cathodes for Lithium ion Batteries
  Prof E Kendrick
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A fully funded 4-year studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Resource recovery from municipal wastewater with forward osmosis membrane based process
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Yongqiang Liu (WEEG). Project description. In modern society, municipal wastewater needs to be purified to remove organic carbon pollutants and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus before discharge into natural water bodies to protect environment and human health.
  Valorisation of wet biomass waste for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals
  Dr J Li, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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The global solid waste production has seen dramatic increases over recent years. It is recognised that the development of alternative, cleaner sources of fuels and chemicals from wet biomass waste can secure energy sources and address environmental concerns.
  Durability analysis in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project , the heavy duty hybrid electric vehicles is considered for the investigation. The propulsion in these trucks is based on parallel operation of a bank of lithium batteries and series of hydrogen fuel cells.
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