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Inorganic Chemistry PhD Projects in the UK

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  New calcium phosphate bone cements for potential biomaterial applications; bone repair and/or scaffold fabrication
  Prof I Gibson, Prof J M S Skakle
Applications accepted all year round

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Calcium phosphates bone cements are widely used for bone-replacement materials due to their chemical similarity to natural bone but also their ability to set and harden in situ and their ability to be injected as a paste.
  Carbon Negative Cementised Precipitated Magnesium Carbonate Building Products
  Dr M S Imbabi, Dr W Afzal, Prof F P Glasser
Application Deadline: 23 July 2019

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The proposed PhD will investigate the production of different granularity and morphology Precipitated Magnesium Carbonate (PMC) derivative building products to reduce the carbon footprint and improve the performance of the built environment.
  Heat pump assisted distillation for the energy efficient separation of the liquid phase products from anaerobic digestion
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr A Majumder
Application Deadline: 23 July 2019

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This project is part of a wider research programme into biological routes for the synthesis of chemical products. A key element of this approach is the separation of the chemical products from the aqueous broths produced by the bioreactors/anaerobic digestors, which is commonly achieved via distillation.
  Hybrid Catalytic Systems for Sustainable Chemical Processing
  Dr X Wang, Dr D Vega-Maza
Application Deadline: 23 July 2019

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Catalysis plays a critical role in modern society, where 90% of all chemical processes involve heterogeneous catalysts. Nevertheless, heterogeneous and biological catalysis is still considered as one of the top 24 challenges in chemistry when asking “what’s next”.
  Concrete 3D printing
  Dr S Ghaffar
Applications accepted all year round

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The four key characteristics of the fresh concrete relevant to 3D printing are. (1) Pumpability. the ease and reliability with which material is moved through the delivery system; (2) Printability.
  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.
  Alkane Upgrading by Metal-Modified Zeolites
  Dr RA Taylor
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship supervised by Dr Russell Taylor (Department of Chemistry, Durham University).
  Exploring the Formation and Growth of Synthetic Diamond
  Dr K Johnston
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully funded (full-time) PhD studentship developing new methods for the preparation of synthetic diamonds.
  Microscopic Evaluation of Novel Light Activated Molecular Nanomachines
  Dr R Pal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Project Background. An important need for future bio-medical research and fundamental cell biology is the targeted in vivo destruction of selected cells and cell types.
  Solid State Chemistry/Energy Materials
  Dr I Evans
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Oxide-ion conductors for energy and environmental applications. Oxide-ion conductors are key components in energy-related (solid oxide fuel cells) and environmental applications (gas sensors/separation membranes).
  Exploring the potential and control of mixed culture fermentations in brewing
  Dr D Jenkins
Application Deadline: 10 August 2019

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In 1883 Emil Christian Hansen isolated a single yeast cell which enabled a pure yeast culture to be grown and used to produce beer.
  Understanding how (bio)molecular machines work
  Dr M Roessler
Applications accepted all year round

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Oxidation-reduction reactions underpin innumerable chemical reactions - and much of the chemistry of life. Our group investigates how oxidation-state changes govern respiration and photosynthesis and how nature has fine-tuned the redox properties of its many intricate molecular machines.
  Understanding chromotropic and spin-crossover materials with combined in-situ Neutron Diffraction and Raman Spectroscopy
  Dr R H Jones
Application Deadline: 2 August 2019

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The changes in the structure of molecular compounds by the application of external phenomena in particular light and temperature have drawn increasing attention as they offer the prospect of developing new memory storage and switching devices.
  PhD in Heterogeneous Catalysis of CO2 to hydrocarbons
  Dr K Toghill
Application Deadline: 29 July 2019

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Background. CO2 levels are at an all-time high and are increasing annually at a devastating rate.
  Luminescent Anion Receptors for Imaging of Nucleoside Phosphates in Living Cells
  Dr S Butler
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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This PhD project involves the synthesis of luminescent receptors for the detection of biologically important anions. These molecules will be applied to monitoring enzyme reactions in real-time, and visualising biochemical processes in living cells.
  Neutron Spectroscopy of Surface Intermediates on Nanoporous Metal Catalysts for H2 Storage Technologies
  Dr S Kondrat
Application Deadline: 29 July 2019

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Reference number. SusHy/SK/2019. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2019. Closing date of advert. 29 July 2019. Interview date.
  Twisted Aromatic Molecules for Energy Applications
  Dr I Wright
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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This interdisciplinary project will involve the synthesis of twisted polyaromatic hydrocarbons with functionality suitable for organic solar cells and energy storage applications.
  Catalytic production of Hydrogen from waste: Utilising nanostructure catalysts
  Dr S Kondrat
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. CM/SK-Un1/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC).
  PhD Studentship: Additive manufacturing (3D printing) of high temperature ceramic material
  Dr E Sabet
Application Deadline: 19 August 2019

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Application details. Reference number. ESDC2019. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2019. Closing date of advert. 19 August 2019.
  PhD Studentship in Inorganic Chemistry – Unconventional Alkali Metal Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
  Dr K Izod
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. January 2020 for 3 years. Overview. We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student to bring alkali metals (Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs) chemistry into new vistas for the first time over 100 years, and develop applications in energy storage and catalysis.
  Redox Flow Battery Materials for Energy Storage
  Dr P Nockemann
Applications accepted all year round

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INTRODUCTION. Applications from students (only UK/EU nationals due to funding restrictions) are invited for a research studentship at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast.
  Local atomic and nanometric structure-property correlations in Na-ion and K-ion battery materials
  Dr Y Xu
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available for a highly motivated applicant who will work under the supervision of Dr. Yang Xu at the Department of Chemistry.
  Understanding failure mechanisms in low temperature water gas shift catalysts
  Prof A Beale
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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UCL Chemistry is offering a fully funded studentship to a highly motivated candidate to start as soon as possible. The studentship will cover tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus a maintenance stipend (tax free) for three years.
  Magnetic hyperthemia for cancer treatment: synthesis, biofunctionalisation of nanoparticles for thermo-chemotherapy
  Prof N T K Thanh
Applications accepted all year round

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Functional magnetic nanoparticles for cancer treatment. Supervisor. Prof Nguyen TK Thanh. [email protected]; http:/www.ntk-thanh.ac.uk.
  Development of Antimicrobial Films on Glass
  Prof I P Parkin
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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A 3-year PhD position is available to work with professor Ivan Parkin at University College London to work on Anti-microbial coatings on Glass.
  PhD in nanomaterials for artificial photosynthesis
  Dr S Eslava
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of artificial leaves is crucial to exploit the solar energy and meet the increasing population energy demand, which is rising 10% per year.
  Gaining Selectivity Control in Homogeneous Catalytic Ester Formation and Reduction with Multi-Nuclear High Resolution FlowNMR Spectroscopy
  Dr U Hintermair, Dr J Lowe, Dr C Lyall
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Lead supervisor. Dr Ulrich Hintermair (https://www.hintermair-research.com/). University co-supervisors. Dr John Lowe & Dr Catherine Lyall (http://www.bath.ac.uk/research-facilities/dynamic-reaction-monitoring-facility/).
  De novo design of a new generation of catalysts based on rhodium coiled coils
  Dr A Peacock
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project will generate a new class of miniature metalloenzymes based on rhodium coiled coils, which bring together the power of enzymatic catalysis, as provided by the coiled coil miniature protein-type scaffold, and small molecule rhodium catalysis.
  Investigating Potential Applications of Functional DNA-based Materials and Sensors
  Prof J Tucker
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project falls into the areas of supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology and DNA nanotechnology and involves the preparation and study of DNA-based materials and sensors.
  Near-infra red emitting surfaces for new diagnostic platforms
  Prof Z Pikramenou
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project will develop new surfaces for diagnostic devices based on luminescence signal detection. A new approach will be used to make optically surfaces responsive surfaces using near infrared emitting metal complexes.
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