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Chemical Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Manchester

We have 5 Chemical Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Manchester

A PhD in Chemical Physics specialises in the properties of matter and how they are affected by the movement of particles. Through your research, you could help inform the field of chemistry and help advance our current knowledge of atoms, elements and molecules.

What's it like to study a PhD in Chemical Physics?

As a PhD student in Chemical Physics, you'll be working with your supervisor and other members of the department to help develop new applications of the elements and materials that make up our world, and further our current understanding of the structure of matter. You'll likely divide your time between lab-based research, writing your thesis, and attending seminars and conferences.

Possible research areas include:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Electro-chemistry
  • Atomistic and molecular simulations
  • Soft matter physics
  • Chemical biology
  • Energy storage

Besides independent study, you may have the opportunity to connect with the wider academic community through attending departmental meetings and publishing papers. You may also be encouraged to take part in mentoring programmes to help guide your progress.

If you are considering a PhD in Chemical Physics, it is likely that you will already have some undergraduate and Masters level research experience in chemistry.

PhD in Chemical Physics entry requirements

The entry requirement for a PhD in Chemical Physics is usually a Bachelors or Masters degree in Physics with a Chemistry specialism. You may also be asked to submit a research proposal outlining your research plans.

PhD in Chemical Physics funding options

The main body funding PhDs in Chemical Physics in the UK is the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Projects have funding attached, meaning that students automatically receive coverage of the tuition fees of a PhD and a living cost stipend.

Some students may wish to self-fund their PhD in Chemical Physics, though this is less common. Self-funding may be possible through combining the UK government loan with other sources such as a university scholarship or support from your university or charity.

PhD in Chemical Physics careers

The skills you'll gain during a PhD will prepare you for a career in academia or a role in the chemical or material sciences industries. You may also choose to apply your skills to other industries such as medicine, agriculture and forensics.

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New NMR methods for complex structural studies

Knowing the structures and behaviour of molecules is crucial for understanding the world around us and for the development of new chemical products, drugs and materials. Read more

Exploring photosensitive systems using light-coupled NMR spectroscopy in solution

Light surrounds us, the whole life on this planet depends on light. Sunlight provides us with energy, either directly, eg through growing food crops or shining on our solar panels, or indirectly, having accumulated its energy over the millions of years in fossil fuels. Read more

Novel 2D-crystals for the hydrogen economy

Graphene represents a conceptually new and large class of materials that are one or a just few atoms thick. These materials are completely impermeable to all gases at ambient conditions, but, unexpectedly, some are highly permeable to protons, nuclei of hydrogen atoms. Read more

Development of ceramic thermal and environmental barrier coatings for high temperature applications

  Research Group: Coatings and Ceramics
Ceramic coatings are vital in high-temperature applications, especially in aero-engines and the power generation industry. These coatings increase the engine’s operating temperature to improve efficiency and reduce the engine’s environmental impact. Read more
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