The development of nanomaterial catalysts to reduce the emissions in engine exhaust fumes is critical for a sustainable future. New catalysts are needed which are capable of working over a wider range of temperatures while minimising precious metal usage.
The accumulation, in the environment and in human food supply chain, of organic micropollutants, drugs, hormones or endocrine disruptors, represents today one of the biggest challenges to public health and the environment in the EU and elsewhere.
The cement industry is considered to be responsible for about 8% of the global man-made CO2-emission. Due to the rapidly evolving global urbanisation, the cement industry is facing the challenge of reducing its environmental footprint while dealing with a continuously increasing demand for this essential material.
A holy grail of the petrochemical industry is to efficiently use CO2. The key drivers for this research are the preparation of automotive fuels in a more sustainable fashion and reducing CO2 in the atmosphere.
Students with secured funding are invited to apply for a PhD in the area of biosensors at the University of Bath. The Biosensor Research Laboratory (http://go.bath.ac.uk/biosensors) conducts research in electronic biosensor devices.