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  Global Hg modelling to test scenarios and Hg reduction strategies.
  Dr N Pirrone
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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To develop modelling tools to simulate emission scenarios reflecting future Hg reduction policies on a global scale. To evaluate the impact of global emission changes in Europe.
  PhD in Chemical Ecology
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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In response to the near-universal threat of being consumed by insect herbivores, plants have evolved a sophisticated arsenal of chemical defences.
  Atomic/Molecular insights into the formation of valuable products from waste biomass
  Dr X Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Lignocellulosic biomass is a green alternative fossil resource to produce fuels (e.g. transport fuel, aviation fuel) and value-added products (e.g.
  System design on co-production of transport fuel and value-added chemicals from waste biomass
  Dr X Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a national and global imperative to reduce reliance upon fossil fuels and, at the same time, to improve the efficiency of natural and renewable resource utilisation.
  Microplastics in Drinking Water: Tap vs Bottled water
  Dr A Bogush
Applications accepted all year round

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The studentship will commence in either May or September 2020, depending on availability of the successful applicant.
  Taking old drinking water treatment processes into the 21st Century
  Dr P Jarvis, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Sponsored by EPSRC, Thames Water and Anglian Water, this studentship will provide a bursary of £19,000 per annum (tax free) plus fees* for four years.
  The identification of micro-pollutants in waste water using structural alerts and high resolution liquid chromatography mass spectrometry with non-targeted analysis
  Dr J Roberts, Dr M McNaughtan, Dr J MacLachlan, Dr D Watson
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-025. The environmental problems associated with micro-pollutants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products reaching water courses from waste water effluent are well documented.
  [EPSRC - iCASE] Microbe – radionuclide interactions in legacy nuclear waste systems
  Prof J Lloyd, Prof K Morris, Prof S Shaw, Dr L Natrajan
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent work in the Geomicrobiology Group at the University of Manchester has shown that microorganisms can have a controlling impact on the speciation (and hence mobility) of key radionuclides in a broad range of natural and engineered systems.
  Managing plant diversity and soil-root-biota interactions for improved nutrient efficiency
  Prof O Schmidt, Dr S Tracy, Dr D Wall
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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RESEARCH PROJECT. This exciting, fully funded PhD research project will investigate how to integrate plant diversity, biostimulants and interactions between soil, roots and soil biota into crop and grassland management in order to improve nutrient efficiency.
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The University of Lethbridge – School of Graduate Studies. Located where the Rocky Mountains meet Alberta's Prairies, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada's leading universities and research institutions.
  Clean energy technologies for a rapidly developing world
  Dr T Somorin, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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The world’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, 30% higher than current estimates. Most of the growth and development are expected to occur in emerging and developing countries, where energy access remains a daunting challenge.
  New methods for removal of pollutants from water
  Dr A Fletcher, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Emerging pollutants have been linked to adverse effects in humans and wildlife, such species e.g. metaldehyde as a persistent pesticide, as well as pentabromobiphenylether, 4-nonylphenol, C10-C13 chloroalkanes and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, which are listed as priority hazardous substances by the EU (refs.
  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.
  Source detection and treatment of microplastics
  Dr T Somorin, Dr Y Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Microplastics pose an ecological risk, causing starvation, suffocation, laceration and death of marine organisms and disrupting critical ecosystem services and biological functions.
  Investigating the effects of grassland sward composition (monoculture to multispecies) on soil nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas emissions
  Dr P Murphy, Dr H Sheridan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year PhD studentship within a DAFM-funded project, FASTEN (Farm Sustainability Tools for Efficient Nutrient Management).
  Nature-inspired strategies to optimize photoelectrocatalytic reactions
  Dr A J Exposito Serrano
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Antonio Expósito Serrano. Project enquiries. [email protected] PROJECT. The continuous rise of CO2 levels in the atmosphere is one of the most serious challenges that humanity is facing.
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