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Materials Science (porous materials) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  PhD Studentship in Porous Materials for Next Generation Li-S Batteries
  Prof N Champness
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, within the research groups of Professors Neil Champness and Graham Newton.
  A 3-year PhD studentship in Hierarchically Structured Porous Zeolitic Solids
  Prof G Sankar, Prof I P Parkin
Application Deadline: 20 July 2020

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This position is fully funded by the UCL-A*STAR Collaborative Programme via the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (M3S CDT) at UCL.
  Synthesis and functional studies of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) derived from high oxidation state metal ions
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr K Afarinkia
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal-organic frameworks or MOFs are a class of porous materials made of metal ions and rigid organic linkers which are known secondary building units or SBUs.
  Computational design of bio-inspired silica materials for carbon capture
  Dr M Jorge
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials that are porous at the nanoscale are used in a wide variety of applications, like gas separation, carbon capture, catalysis and drug delivery.
  Experimental discovery of new three-dimensional covalent organic frameworks
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will explore the synthesis and characterisation of new covalent organic framework (COF) materials which lay intermediate between amorphous porous polymers and crystalline porous metal organic frameworks in that COFs are entirely organic but have crystalline structures.
  Identification of Synthesisable Predicted Crystal Structures for Functional Materials Discovery
  Dr G Day
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Graeme Day. Project description. Materials impact most aspects of our lives, including healthcare, energy production, data storage and pollution control.
  Biodegradable composite materials (Bio-PolyMOFs) for applications in targeted delivery of drugs to improve healthcare and reduce antimicrobial resistance in developing countries and worldwide
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr A L Kelly, Dr M Katsikogianni
Applications accepted all year round

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Growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major global challenges and is linked to the use of unnecessarily high doses of orally administered antibiotics following medical surgery and infections.
  Development of highly stable porous composite membranes for separation of greenhouse gases
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Prof S Rimmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal-organic frameworks or MOFs are a class of porous materials made of metal ions and rigid organic linkers, which are known as secondary building units or SBUs.
  Serial Crystallography for Materials Science: A New Route to Structural Characterisation of MOFs and other Microcrystalline Materials
  Prof L Brammer
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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Detailed structural characterisation by X-ray diffraction underpins the materials chemistry. Accurate structure is a foundation for understanding properties and developing applications.
  Natural porous vibro-acoustic media
  Dr S Oberst
Applications accepted all year round

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The Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration (CAAV) was formed in 2017 and now has nine full time academic staff. The Centre is based at Tech Lab, which is a brand new research led facility that is close to the airport in Sydney.
  Modelling Wetting on Structured Surfaces using the Lattice Boltzmann Method
  Dr H Kusumaatmaja
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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The wetting behaviour of liquids on solid surfaces plays an important role for current and emerging technologies involving liquids from the nano- to the macro-scales.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Porous nanostructures from tyres recycling and its application in energy storage.
  Dr A Abdelkader
Application Deadline: 10 May 2020

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There is increasing awareness across the globe of the disposal of waste materials. The significant of the problem increases for waste with high heterogeneity, which complicates their recycling in terms of environmental and economic feasibility.
  Designing new porous foam catalysts PhD/ MSc by Research
  Dr P Clough, Dr J Sumner
Applications accepted all year round

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Many chemical processes rely on catalysts to enhance reaction rates and their development from a Material Science and Chemistry standpoint is constantly improving, this PhD (or MSc by Research – MRes) will investigate developing porous catalytic foams using novel methods, with cheap precursors, via sustainable and resource efficient routes.
  Development of cutting-edge microporous adsorbents for gas separation processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr A Majumder
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing cost-effective adsorbents aiming at separating impurities from different gas mixtures is a real and necessary challenge for the industry, especially the energy sector.
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