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  Surface texturing of coated surfaces for demanding nanotribology applications
  Prof B Inkson, Dr A Leyland
Application Deadline: 10 March 2020

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Plasma-assisted CVD and PVD coatings, such as Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) and transition-metal ceramic nitrides (eg. CrN; TiN), provide improved friction control and/or wear resistance in bearing applications involving rolling/sliding.
  Uptake of ozone to the sea surface
  Prof L J Carpenter
Application Deadline: 10 March 2020

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This funded PhD project is part of a £2M European Research Council (ERC) Advanced grant to study how gaseous ozone (O3) interacts with the ocean surface or “sea surface microlayer” (SML).
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
  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.
  Molecular Understanding of the role of Surface Functionality on the properties of cellulose films and surfaces
  Prof Steve Parker, Prof J L Scott
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath has launched a joint PhD programme with Monash University, Australia.
  Characterisation of confocal microscopy for surface topography measurement
  Prof R Leach
Applications accepted all year round

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Imaging confocal microscopy (ICM) is increasingly being applied for surface texture measurement of advanced manufactured components, including those for additive manufacturing.
  Glass Surface Interactions in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr N Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Natalie Wheeler. Co-supervisor Dr Yong Chen. Project description. We are looking for a new PhD student with a background in chemistry, materials science and/ or physics to join us to study the surface chemistry of thin glass membranes in hollow core fibres (HCFs).
  Detection of iodine emissions from the ocean
  Prof L J Carpenter, Dr M S Shaw
Application Deadline: 10 March 2020

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This funded PhD project is part of a £2M European Research Council (ERC) Advanced grant to study how gaseous ozone (O3) interacts with the ocean surface or “sea surface microlayer” (SML).
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational modelling of skin absorption of chemicals
  Dr T Chen, Prof G Lian
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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PhD Type

Human skin is a complex organ of human body with multilayer tissues and multiple components such as sweat ducts and glands, sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
  Carbon foams and hydrogen from zero emission fossil fuels
  Dr N Bimbo, Dr R Dawson
Applications accepted all year round

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A four-year fully funded PhD studentship for UK/EU citizens is available at the Leverhulme Doctoral Training Centre for Materials Social Futures to start in October 2020.
  Vapour deposited coatings for long cycle-life Li-ion positive electrodes
  Dr LJ Hardwick, Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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The positive electrode (or cathode) represents one of the greatest barriers to increasing the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.
  Nanotechnology: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: NanoSense: A new generation of low temperature gas sensors based on doping metal oxides with size-selected metal nanoclusters
  Dr T Maffeis
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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This scholarship is funded by EPSRC and Alphasense Ltd. Start date. October 2020. Subject areas. Nanotechnology, surface science.
  Fully-funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)/Swansea University PhD Scholarship 2019/2020 in Chemistry

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 The College of Science hosts a world-leading research programme in chemistry. Chemistry plays an important role in a huge range of applications and research fields offering many opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
  iCASE: Formulation Behaviour at Complex Liquid-Solid Interfaces
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Dr A Patti
Application Deadline: 28 June 2020

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A fully-funded iCASE PhD position in Formulation Behaviour at Complex Liquid-Solid Interfaces is available in the Multiscale Modelling Group at the University of Manchester, working with Dr Flor Siperstein and Dr Alessandro Patti, in collaboration with Dr Breanndán Ó Conchúir from IBM Research UK.
  Fundamental studies underpinning catalysis - Fully funded 48-months PhD studentships

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These will range from gas-phase laser spectroscopic studies of small molecules interacting with single metal atoms, the deposition and study of sputtered metal nanoparticles, the study of molecules interacting with MOFs, reactions inside carbon nanotubes, and the study of “real” catalysts.
  Advanced manufacturing processes to enable the heterogeneous integration of power electronics - Ref: CL1UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Heterogeneous integration of power devices refers to the assembly of separately manufactured power semiconductors, passive components and control elements into a single package, i.e.
  Nanoscale transport mechanisms in zeolites and metal-organic frameworks
  Prof R Brydson, Dr S Collins
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Microporous materials, with pores less than 2 nm in size, are central materials technologies for chemical separations and catalysis and, increasingly, show promise for energy storage applications.
  “Operando” Characterisation of oxide-supported bimetallic Pd/Pt Nanocatalysts
  Dr G Held
Applications accepted all year round

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"“Operando” studies of catalyst surfaces under reaction conditions have emerged recently as a very valuable tool for improving catalysts for energy applications and exhaust purification.
  Computational design of bio-inspired silica materials for carbon capture
  Dr M Jorge
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials that are porous at the nanoscale are used in a wide variety of applications, like gas separation, carbon capture, catalysis and drug delivery.
  Developing NMR methods to characterise water transport through graphene-based membranes
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Graphene oxide membranes (GOMs) have shown significant promise as filtration devices since they are impermeable to many substances but not to water.
  Solution and Interfacial Properties of Biosourced Anionic Surfactants
  Prof K Edler, Dr S E Lewis
Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD position in the Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Prof Karen Edler (https://people.bath.ac.uk/chske/) and Dr Simon Lewis (https://people.bath.ac.uk/sl288/) from the University of Bath and Dr Craig Fairgrieve from Unilever.
  Synthesis of Novel Hybrid Nanomaterials with Macrocyclic Receptors for Host-guest Optical Sensing
  Prof N Nic Daeid, Dr O Adegoke
Application Deadline: 29 April 2020

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Within the last two decades, hybrid nanomaterials have emerged as fundamental building blocks for modern technological and scientific research.
  PhD in Chemistry - The development of kinetic models for phosgene synthesis over heterogeneous catalysts
  Dr D Lennon
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Phosgene is an important intermediate used in the industrial manufacture of polyurethanes, polycarbonates, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.
  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.
  Mechanisms and applications of collisions at liquid surfaces
  Prof K G McKendrick
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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You will study the dynamics of scattering at the gas-liquid interface. You will improve fundamental understanding of mechanisms of collisions at atmospherically relevant surfaces and explore the exploitation of this insight through new methods to probe the surfaces of technologically interesting materials.
  Velocity Map Imaging Study of Atmospherically Relevant Gas Liquid Reactions
  Dr SJ Greaves
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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You will use state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical methods to study the dynamics of atmospherically relevant reactions that occur at the gas-liquid interface.
  Atomic Layer Deposited Heterojunctions for Light-Driven Water Splitting in Tandem Cells
  Dr Andrew Johnson
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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PhD Type

The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath has launched a joint PhD programme with Monash University, Australia.
  Emulsions stabilized by Cellulose & Sugar-based Stabilizers
  Prof K J Edler, Dr A Buchard
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath has launched a joint PhD programme with Monash University, Australia.
  Molecular modelling insights into the performance of polymeric coatings containing active corrosion inhibitors
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Prof X Zhou, Dr C Avendano
Application Deadline: 22 July 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to, for the first time, connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of protective coatings and nanocomposite materials.
  Novel approach to control pharmaceutical crystallisation using heterogeneous nucleation
  Dr K Johnston, Prof J Sefcik
Applications accepted all year round

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Crystallisation is widely used for purification of commodity and speciality chemicals and pharmaceuticals and for making advanced materials for catalysis, separations and sensing applications.
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