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  Antimatter Chemistry: reactive scattering collisions of antihydrogen atoms with hydrogen molecules
  Dr M Law, Dr W T A Harrison
Applications accepted all year round

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Recently interest in antimatter research has increased as facilities such as CERN have succeeded in trapping antimatter atoms to study their properties [1].
  Electrocatalysis for Energy Conversion and Storage
  Prof A Cuesta Ciscar
Applications accepted all year round

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Electrochemistry allows to convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy, and vice versa, with high efficiency and, therefore, electrochemical systems are excellent candidates to store energy from renewables and convert it back into work when needed.
  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  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.
  High Power Renewable Energy Nano Catalysis – Fundamental and Applied Electrochemistry
  Prof A Schechter
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of a low-cost, high-performance fuel cell is hindered by the lack of an active and electrocatalysts at the anode and cathode.
  Collaborative research on the design, fabrication and characterisation of photoelectrochemical devices to address one of the most significant challenges for solar fuels: the development of efficient, cheap and stable solar fuel production systems.
  Dr S Karuturi
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Photoelectrochemical (PEC) redox reactions provide an attractive means of harvesting solar energy into storable chemical fuels.
  Nanophotonic approaches to photochemistry
  Dr F Beck
Application Deadline: 25 August 2019

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Nanophotonics is the study of the interaction of light with nano-scale structures. Such structures can squeeze light into volumes much smaller than the diffraction limit and produce highly concentrated optical fields.
  Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications
  Dr A Logsdail
Applications accepted all year round

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Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications. PhD Supervisor. Dr. Andrew J. Logsdail http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/481607-logsdail-andrew.
  Gold containing nanoalloy catalysts for redox reactions
  Prof G J Hutchings, Prof S Taylor
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Gold when alloyed with other metals can give enhanced activity in redox reactions. The aim of this PhD is to prepare gold containing nanoalloys as bimetallic or trmetallic formulations using a range of methods for example sol immobilisation.
  Microwave assisted heterogeneous catalysis
  Dr J Bartley
Applications accepted all year round

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The PhD will be based within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) (www.cf.ac.uk/cci) which is one of the leading centres for catalyst research focussed on improving the understanding of catalysis, developing new catalytic processes with industry and promoting the use of catalysis as a sustainable 21st century technology.
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