This PhD project is at the interface between physical chemistry and physical pharmacy and combines the use of several interfacial tools including neutron reflectometry and laser reflection techniques to understand and control the use of nanoparticles in tuning reservoir formation in films at the air/water interface.
At the end of a nuclear reaction, many countries seek to recover unspent uranium and plutonium from the spent fuel. The most common way to do this is to dissolve the spent fuel in nitric acid, add some oil and also a special ligand.
Professional bodies and institutions are currently advising universities to innovate in their teaching and learning practices, and align their teaching with pedagogy, in order to produce high quality graduates.
Oxidation reactions play a key role in the bulk chemical industry and enzyme-mediated biocatalysis offers an alternative to the use of traditional catalysts, which can suffer from poor chemical selectivity and require the use of harsh reaction conditions and produce hazardous waste products.