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Synthetic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Glasgow

We have 10 Synthetic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Glasgow

If your passion is in the development of new chemical structures, you could be working on cutting-edge research in the field of synthetic chemistry. Most PhDs in Synthetic Chemistry involve developing and testing new materials and chemicals, often in collaboration with other departments.

What's it like to study a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry?

As a graduate student, you'll be working towards an independent thesis that will make a significant contribution to the field of Synthetic Chemistry. You'll likely divide your time between lab-based research, writing and reviewing sections of your thesis, and attending supervisory meetings.

Possible research areas include:

  • Organic synthesis
  • Molecular design and synthesis
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Biological chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Nanomaterials
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Energy materials

You may also be asked to take modules in areas such as scientific writing, research methods, and laboratory skills, which are taught through attached research centres and departments.

Most PhDs in Synthetic Chemistry last three years. However, it is possible to transfer to a Research Masters at the end of your first year, which will result in an award of MPhil.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry is usually a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. A Masters may be required, though this is sometimes optional.

PhD in Synthetic Chemistry funding options

You can apply for a research council studentship which covers the cost of your tuition fee and a living cost allowance. You may also be able to apply for a government loan. It is worth checking with your prospective supervisor about funding options before you apply.

PhD in Synthetic Chemistry careers

Expertise in chemistry and chemical engineering makes it easy to find a job in research, pharmaceuticals, forensics or academia. You could also use your skills and knowledge to work in the chemical industry.

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PhD in Chemistry - Cluster Anion Substitution in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Bright, highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD position in the School of Chemistry, available to commence on 1st October 2023 in the Forgan research group at the University of Glasgow,. Read more

Development of Novel Bioconjugation Approaches

Recent efforts in our group have sought to selectively exploit the reactivity of a transient intermediate generated from a stable precursor for applications in synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and chemical biology. Read more

Sustainable carbon nanomaterials for electrochemical energy conversion in hydrogen fuel cells

The Hydrogen Economy will help to shift society away from fossil fuels and contribute to decarbonisation. Electrochemical processes are at the heart of the hydrogen economy providing a means to convert renewable energy into green hydrogen via electrolysis or converting hydrogen into electrical power using fuel cells. Read more

Developing Bioorthogonal Catalysts for Cancer Biomarker Detection

This is an exciting PhD studentship to develop new chemical tools for cancer research. We will develop a new class of bioorthogonal chemistry to interrogate cancer biomarkers, underpinning novel diagnostic technologies for early detection. . Read more

Sustainable routes to porous metal-organic materials

Porous metal-organic materials are widely investigated because of their potential applications in gas storage and separation, drug delivery, and catalysis, amongst other uses. Read more
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