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Physical Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Manchester

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  (EPSRC DTP) FLASHProton: Transforming radiotherapy in a FLASH
  Prof K Kirkby, Dr M Merchant, Prof R Mackay, Prof N Kirkby
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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The success of radiotherapy (RT) in eradicating tumours depends chiefly on the total radiation dose, with higher doses curing more cancers.
  Processing and characterisation of ceramics for nuclear applications
  Research Group: Coatings and Ceramics
  Prof P Xiao
Applications accepted all year round

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The successful candidate(s) will join the ceramic coating group in School of Materials, University of Manchester to develop ceramics for nuclear applications.
  Molecular aggregates in solution and their translation into the crystalline phase of pharmaceuticals
  Dr K Edkins, Dr E Bichenkova
Applications accepted all year round

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Most active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) have to be in the solid state to be formulated, and due to improved stability, the crystalline phase is preferred.
  (ICASE) Thermal aging and degradation of epoxy coatings at oxidised interfaces
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Prof S Lyon, Miss SM Morsch
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Project description Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a major problem at many industrial sites, commonly occurring in steel process plants and pipework operating at high temperatures.
  (ICASE) Studies of deactivation of industrial catalysts
  Research Group: Process Development and Integration
  Prof P A Martin, Prof S Holmes
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Project description The Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting four-year EPSRC industrial CASE PhD project entitled “Operando Studies of Zeolite Active Sites and Their Interactions with Deactivating Coke Species Using Pioneering Vibrational Spectroscopic Techniques”.
  Multi-Scale Modelling of Composite Materials
  Research Group: Imaging and Characterisation
  Dr P Carbone, Prof W J Parnell
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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A fully funded PhD position in multiscale modelling of polymer composites is available in the group of Dr Carbone and Prof Parnell at the University of Manchester.
  Development of Effective Corrosion Testing Approaches for Performance Evaluation of Organic Coatings
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr M Curioni, Prof X Zhou
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to, for the first time, connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of protective coatings and nanocomposite materials.
  Pioneering 3D Atomic Imaging for Clean Energy
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof C Hardacre
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Nanoparticle catalysts are crucial for improving energy efficiency, reducing harmful emissions and the production of clean renewable energy via fuel cells.
  Molecular modelling insights into the performance of polymeric coatings containing active corrosion inhibitors
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Prof X Zhou, Dr C Avendano
Application Deadline: 22 July 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to, for the first time, connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of protective coatings and nanocomposite materials.
  Low-field NMR studies to probe motion and dynamics in rock pore structures
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantification of transport and dynamics in rock pore structures is essential for understanding, optimising and enhancing oil and gas recovery as well as assess the capacity and effectiveness for CO2 storage.
  iCASE: Formulation Behaviour at Complex Liquid-Solid Interfaces
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Dr A Patti
Application Deadline: 28 June 2020

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A fully-funded iCASE PhD position in Formulation Behaviour at Complex Liquid-Solid Interfaces is available in the Multiscale Modelling Group at the University of Manchester, working with Dr Flor Siperstein and Dr Alessandro Patti, in collaboration with Dr Breanndán Ó Conchúir from IBM Research UK.
  Establishing NMR chemical shifts as reliable reporters of atomic charge distributions in enzymes
  Prof J Waltho, Prof P Popelier
Applications accepted all year round

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Enzymes are not only central to life but also to the growing need to harness elements of the natural world to the benefit of mankind.
  Understanding the properties of van der Waals heterostructures from transmission electron microscopy imaging
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof A Geim
Applications accepted all year round

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The possibility to create new ‘designer’ materials by stacking together atomically thin layers extracted from layered materials with different properties…
  Cleaner Fuels via Atomic Imaging and Elemental Engineering
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis is a method to produce high performance fuels with a decreased environmental impact. For example, Fischer-Tropsch fuels can be generated from municipal waste and have 80% lower environmental impact compared to traditional fuel approaches.
  The chemistry and biophysics of phosphoryl transfer enzymes
  Prof J Waltho, Dr A Almond
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the most remarkable features of the chemistry of living organisms is the evolutionary utilisation of phosphate esters to provide biopolymers that encode genetic information, deliver temporal protein regulation, generate and distribute free energy throughout the cell, and to provide a ubiquitous handle for metabolic intermediates.
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