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Geochemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 32 Geochemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  Exploitation and production from Methane Hydrate reservoirs (Arctic and Subsea porous media)
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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Naturally occurring gas (mostly methane) hydrates along the continental margins (coastal offshore) and permafrost sediments are the clean source of energy outnumbering the rest forms of conventional energy sources.
  KESS2 PhD Scholarship: Research into Microbially Enhanced Mine Water Geothermal Energy
  Dr A Mitchell
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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Low enthalpy geothermal heat recovery and storage in abandoned flooded coal mines is an area of increasing interest as we move towards decarbonised heating and energy systems in both domestic and industrial settings.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures

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Applications are invited for four-year fully-funded PhD studentships starting in October 2019 at either Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, The Open University or Bangor University.
  Bridging the gap between environment and health – exposure assessment of potentially harmful agents in soil
  Dr P Hooda
Applications accepted all year round

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Our current understanding of soil exposure in the UK population is extremely limited. The current risk assessment paradigm makes large assumptions based on very uncertain data to estimate direct exposures via soil ingestion or dust inhalation.
  Dinoflagellate cysts and palaeoenvironmental change during Cretaceous oceanic anoxic events: a study of OAE1a
  Prof I Jarvis, Prof G Gillmore
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will study Cretaceous dinoflagellate cysts. It seeks to understand relationships between dinocysts, a proxy for marine nutrient availability and organic zooplankton fertility, and episodes of black shale (petroleum source rock) deposition during Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAEs) in the mid-Cretaceous.
  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.
  Fully funded PhD Scholarships in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

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Fully funded PhD Scholarship Opportunities, Potential immediate start. School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. Scholarship opportunity's with immediate or early 2019 start for applicants with exceptional tertiary qualifications.
  North Tyne Crayfish Investigation.
  Dr C Walsh
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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This project is part of the ONE Planet DTP. Find out more here. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/one-planet/.
  Modern use of gypsum as inorganic binder for constructions (Advert Reference: SF18/ABE/PESCE)
  Dr G Pesce
Applications accepted all year round

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Gypsum-based mortars for outdoor coating were widely used in the past centuries in a number of European countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and France.
  Methane emissions from wetland trees
  Prof S Johnston, Assoc Prof D Maher
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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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.
  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.
  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.
  Geography PhD opportunities

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For more than 125 years, The University of Manchester has produced globally excellent geographical research. When you undertake your PhD with us you'll be integrated into our research ethos and practices, which aim to produce both theoretically significant and policy-relevant contributions to geographical knowledge.
  Multidisciplinary PhD Programme (3.5 years) Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

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Multidisciplinary PhD Programme (3.5 years). Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath is now accepting applications for the October 2019 intake.
  Total Atmospheric Emissions from the Biosphere
  Dr W J Bloss, Dr L Kramer
Applications accepted all year round

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The dominant source of hydrocarbons to the atmosphere is vegetation – biogenic volatile organic compounds or BVOCs. In the atmosphere, BVOCs undergo chemical processing, leading to the formation of secondary pollutants such as ozone and organic aerosol particles, affecting human and environmental health and climate.
  Water and nutrient efficiencies in innovative forest management practice
  Prof S Krause, Dr S Ullah, Dr N Kettridge
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated candidate to join our team as a PhD student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) at the University of Birmingham.
  Sustainable Lithium Mining and Recycling using Membrane Technology
  Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled.
  Water treatment with membranes in Scotland: what affects their performance, and how to improve their lifespan?
  Dr A Semião, Dr S Romero-Vargas Castrillon, Dr M Graham
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Mankind cannot survive without potable water. Despite this, our potable water resources are becoming more polluted due to human activity (e.g., mining, industry and agriculture), rendering them unfit for consumption.
  PhD in Chemistry: Tracking the source and history of methane using novel isotope systems
  Prof F Stuart, Dr M Clog
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Despite the obvious importance of methane (CH4, natural gas), and decades of study, we still have little understanding of how and when it forms in sedimentary source rocks, what drives it into reservoir rocks, and what happens along the way to make the deposits economic or not.
  PhD in Geographical & Earth Sciences: Delivery of water to early Earth by carbonaceous meteorites
  Prof M Lee, Dr LH Hallis
Applications accepted all year round

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This project asks whether the Earth’s hydrosphere could have come from outer space via water-rich meteorites. The focus of this work will be on analysing the abundance and hydrogen isotopic composition of water in Mighei-like (CM) carbonaceous chondrites.
  PhD in Geographical & Earth Sciences: Space weathering of carbonaceous asteroids and its astrobiological implications
  Prof M Lee, Dr C Persano, Dr L Daly
Applications accepted all year round

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Two missions are currently en route to collect samples from carbonaceous asteroids and return them to Earth. The OSIRIS-Rex mission (NASA) will sample Bennu, whereas Hayabusa2 (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA) will visit the asteroid Ryugu.
  Feedback-responsive protocells
  Dr P Beales
Applications accepted all year round

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Feedback in chemical systems can give rise to clocks, bistable switches or oscillations; all of these features are employed by living cells in order to generate robust decisions and outputs while existing in a deafening background of thermodynamic noise.
  Magnox sludge immobilisation in bespoke acid-based geopolymers
  Dr S Bernal, Dr S Adu-Amankwah, Dr L Black
Applications accepted all year round

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Disposal of magnesium-bearing intermediate level waste sludge arising from reprocessed spent fuel from Magnox reactors in the UK presents significant decommissioning challenges.
  Unlocking past and present climatic and anthropogenic drivers of environmental change influencing Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park (Borneo, Malaysia)
  Prof J Zinke, Dr A Boom
Application Deadline: 3 October 2019

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Study a set of unique coral cores covering up to 200 years of ocean climate history from Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park (MSCRNP).
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences - Fully funded 4-year doctoral studentships

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TMCS is the UK's only Centre for Doctoral Training dedicated to computational and theoretical chemistry. In the TMCS programme, you will receive integrated, in-depth training in the core areas of.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences - Fully funded 4-year doctoral studentships

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TMCS is the UK's only Centre for Doctoral Training dedicated to computational and theoretical chemistry. In the TMCS programme, you will receive integrated, in-depth training in the core areas of.
  Development of a novel electrochemical supercapacitor for energy devices
  Prof S Roy, Dr E Brightman
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and an industrial partner. The aim of the project is to develop a novel and simple charge storage device based on nanostructured tungsten-tungsten oxide materials.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in The Control of Corrosion in Cast Iron Trunk Main
  Dr M Mulheron, Dr D Jesson
Applications accepted all year round

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Extensive research has been undertaken to determine the mechanisms of corrosion in cast iron, and the factors that affect corrosion rate.
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