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Nanotechnology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 208 Nanotechnology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Nanotechnology is a 3-4 year research programme where you will be working with a supervisor to research, design and develop new applications of Nanomaterials.

What's it like to study a PhD in Nanotechnology?

As nanotechnology becomes more and more popular in industry, you may find that many universities specialise in certain fields of Nanotechnology, such as Biomedical and Materials Engineering.

Possible research areas include:

  • Nanocatalysis and energy storage
  • Nanomaterials for solar energy and water remediation
  • Nanoparticles for biomedical imaging and therapeutics
  • Using nanomaterials in advanced materials

You may also choose to study aspects of Nanotechnology that form the basis of wider research in the field, such as quantum physics.

Most PhD programmes in Nanotechnology will require you to complete a thesis, which you'll be required to submit by the end of your programme. You may also be required to give occasional departmental presentations on your research.

You may also choose to do a Masters to prepare for a PhD in Nanotechnology, though this is generally not required.

Like other STEM subjects, PhDs in Nanotechnology are advertised with a required proficiency level in certain subjects. You may be required to show that you have the required knowledge level before you can be accepted onto a programme.

Most PhDs in Nanotechnology are advertised with a proficiency level in certain subjects.

PhD in Nanotechnology entry requirements

The entry requirements for a PhD in Nanotechnology will usually require you to have a Masters degree with a Merit or Distinction, or a 2.1 undergraduate degree, with a specialisation in the field of research of the programme.

Some programmes may ask you to submit a research proposal before you can be considered for admission, though this is quite rare.

PhD in Nanotechnology funding options

Depending on where you study, you may be able to access government loans or you may be eligible for certain grants. You can also apply for Research Council studentships which provide tuition fee waivers and monthly stipends. You may also choose to self-fund your study.

PhD in Nanotechnology careers

There are many career opportunities available for you with a PhD in Nanotechnology. You can work in diverse fields such as Biomedical Engineering and Materials Engineering.

You may also choose to continue your research through a postdoc or go into academia.

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Nanocellulose as a Sustainable Electrolyte for Electrochemical Energy Conversion

The Hydrogen Economy will help to shift society away from fossil fuels and contribute to decarbonisation. Polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysis (PEMWE) can convert renewable energy into green hydrogen, whilst polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) convert hydrogen into electrical power. Read more

Modelling exsolution: materials design for sustainable energy

One of the primary challenges for the global community is the supply of plentiful and affordable energy, moving the world away from dependence on fossil fuels by providing green alternatives. Read more

Design and control of nanoparticle structuring and self-organisation

Nature forms many materials which possess intricate structures on length scales from nanometres to many microns, which are important in applications ranging from biological systems to porous materials for energy storage. Read more

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Over the last decade, visible light-driven chemistry has come to the forefront of modern organic synthesis, chemical biology, and materials science, providing a powerful platform through which to rapidly construct new and complex molecules. Read more

Towards Circular Solar: Advanced Methods for Recycling Solar PV Materials

An exciting PhD opportunity is open at the University of York, Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Materials for Net Zero (SuMat0), where the appointed researcher will be instrumental in forging new pathways for recycling solar photovoltaic (PV) materials. Read more

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