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Synthetic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students in Nottingham

We have 7 Synthetic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students in Nottingham

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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Structural chemistry of historic organic pigments for art conservation: synthesis, polymorphism, and solvent sensitivity

Project ID. SST_IMEC_6. Organic colourants have been widely used in global cultural heritage. This project will examine the possible effects of solvents on the solid-state structure of a historically important crystalline organic pigment. . Read more

Innovative chemical modification of antimicrobial peptides; enhancing bioactivity and investigating mode of action

Project ID. SST_SHiMR_15. In 2014 the O’Neill report estimated that unless urgent action is taken, deaths caused by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections will raise to 10 million annually by 2050, surpassing cancer as the greatest single cause of death due to disease. Read more

Development of a New Methodology for Constructing Artificial and Implantable Blood Vessels

Project ID. AAD8. This multidisciplinary research project will explore novel approaches to constructing artificial blood vessels for various medical applications by adapting the powder coating technique used on metallic substrates. Read more
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