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  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.
  Developing geopolymer wasteforms for safe and sustainable disposal of radioactive waste
  Dr B Walkley, Prof J Provis
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project will for the first time resolve the reaction mechanisms, rate of reaction and structure of cement-based wasteforms for safe and sustainable disposal of radioactive waste.
  [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.
  Synthesis of New Metal-Oxo Cluster Molecules for Photocatalysis
  Dr S Pike
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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One PhD studentship is available for a talented researcher with an interest in Inorganic Chemistry. The project will involve the synthesis and characterisation of new nanoscale metal-oxo cluster molecules and sits at the interface between molecular and materials chemistry.
  Conversion of captured CO2 under hydrothermal and solvothermal conditions
  Dr J McGregor
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project seeks to utilise captured carbon dioxide as a resource for the production of chemicals and fuels through direct hydrogenation with water.
  Plastic recycling and conversion through hydrothermal processing
  Dr J McGregor
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project will develop a novel solution to recycle waste plastics by converting them to valuable products using high-temperature water as the solvent and reactant.
  High Power Renewable Energy Nano Catalysis – Fundamental and Applied Electrochemistry
  Prof A Schechter
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of a low-cost, high-performance fuel cell is hindered by the lack of an active and electrocatalysts at the anode and cathode.
  Velocity Map Imaging Study of Atmospherically Relevant Gas Liquid Reactions
  Dr SJ Greaves
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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You will use state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical methods to study the dynamics of atmospherically relevant reactions that occur at the gas-liquid interface.
  Energy Storage Materials
  Dr N Tapia-Ruiz, Dr J Griffin
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of energy storage materials is available under the joint supervision of Dr Nuria Tapia-Ruiz and Dr John Griffin in the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, commencing in October 2020.
  Antimony geochemistry and iron cycling in soil systems
  Prof E Burton
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Expressions of interest are invited for a PhD position in the Environmental Geochemistry & Mineralogy group of Prof Ed Burton at Southern Cross University, Australia.
  Hexavalent chromium formation and fate in bushfire-impacted soils.
  Prof E Burton
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Expressions of interest are invited for a PhD position in the Environmental Geochemistry & Mineralogy group of Prof Ed Burton at Southern Cross University, Australia.
  Fibrous minerals in the environment – occurrence, longevity and risk to human health.
  Dr D Bullen, Dr A Gibson, Dr M Fowler
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Dr Bullen, Dr Gibson and Dr Fowler.
  Computational design of metal-organic framework photocatalysts for solar fuel synthesis
  Dr R Grau-Crespo
Applications accepted all year round

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"Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous crystalline materials consisting of metal atoms or clusters connected by organic linkers.
  A more sustainable wastewater treatment technology: aerobic granular sludge
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Yongqiang Liu. Co-supervisor Prof Sonia Heaven. Project description. Municipal wastewater treatment is moving from energy-intensive conventional activated sludge to more advanced technology for sustainability.
  Nanoporous materials for removal of pollutants from water
  Dr A Fletcher, Prof V Phoenix
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.
  Converting food waste to value-added chemicals and fuels via black soldier fly larvae
  Dr J McGregor
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project addresses the twin challenges of food waste remediation and the need to develop sustainable, non-fossil, sources of chemicals and fuels.
  Monitoring and managing aquatic weeds in irrigation channels - Remote Sensing
  Assoc Prof John Hornbuckle, Dr Tony Dugdale
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Background. Aquatic weed management is a major issue for many irrigation companies throughout Australia and across the globe.
  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.
  Emerging application of gas plasma technologies
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas plasmas generate reactive environments at low temperature that can trigger chemical and bio-chemical processes that are hard to initiate by other means.
  Novel Green & Sustainable Surfactants
  Prof Andrea Robinson, Prof A Patti
Application Deadline: 26 January 2020

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PhD Scholarship for Industry-lead project in the Chemicals & Polymers Graduate Research Industry Partnership - Sustainable Surfactants Research.
  Tracking changes in Archean ocean chemistry: Experimental constraints on the magnitude of stable isotope fractionation during the development of banded iron formations.
  Dr A McCoy West
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD projects which will place new constraints on the evolution of the early Earth, which encompass both high and low temperature geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and igneous/metamorphic petrology are available at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Tracking changes in Archean ocean chemistry: New insights by applying a coupled stable isotope approach in banded iron formations
  Dr A McCoy West
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD projects which will place new constraints on the evolution of the early Earth, which encompass both high and low temperature geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and igneous/metamorphic petrology are available at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Understanding the evolution of Archean mafic rocks: Amphibolite inclusions as a window to understanding the past.
  Dr A McCoy West
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD projects which will place new constraints on the evolution of the early Earth, which encompass both high and low temperature geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and igneous/metamorphic petrology are available at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Using the composition of tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorite magmas from the Pilbara and Yilgarn cratons to understand early crustal growth.
  Dr A McCoy West
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The granitoids of the Pilbara and Yilgarn cratons of Western Australia include the tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorite suite, sanukitoids and potassic granites and provide a record of development of the Earth’s continental lithosphere during the Archean.
  NSIRC180 PhD Studentship (Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation) - Recycling of thermoset resins via the development of a solvent trigger de-curing system.
  Dr G Durand, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Most composites use thermosetting resins (>50%), there is currently no commercial recycling process for thermoset composites.
  Methane emissions from wetland trees
  Prof S Johnston, Assoc Prof D Maher
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Wetlands are among earth’s most efficient ecosystems for carbon sequestration, yet this capacity can be offset by emission of methane.
  Machine learning based movement tracking from Internet-of-Things [IoT] devices to better understand the link between human behaviour and environmental stressors in cities
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Dr D Topping, Prof J Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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The population in cities around the world is growing. Eighty-five per cent of humanity – some nine billion people - will live in cities by the end of this century.
  Informing Design of Novel Materials for Drug Pollution Remediation through Molecular Modelling
  Dr V Erastova
Applications accepted all year round

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Summary. In this project, molecular modeling will be used to bring atomic-level understanding to the retention and release of contaminants by soils.
  The management of marine plastics
  Prof Paul Lant, Prof B Laycock
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem.
  Improved Water Treatment via Densification of Flocs
  Dr P Grassia, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Water, whether it is required for domestic consumption, for industry or for agriculture, is essential for life. Increasingly however many parts of the world are facing issues of water stress and/or water scarcity.
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