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Fully-funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) PhD Scholarship 2020/21 in Chemistry

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2020

Start date: 1 October 2020

Potential PhD supervisors: Project area:
Dr. Francisco Martin–Martinez Computational design of biobased nanomaterials
Dr. Marcella Bassetto Medicinal chemistry: in silico design and synthesis of novel drugs
Dr. James Ryan Organic Electronics: Development of organic semiconducting materials and electronic devices
Prof. Owen Guy Radical materials and devices towards photomagnetism

Project description

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. Available research opportunities include both application-driven projects, aiming to tackle grand global challenges such as energy, health and the environment and projects pursuing fundamental scientific questions.

Examples of projects linked with material science and chemical engineering include membranes for CO2 capture, liquid purification, producing 2D-materials, and developing energy materials for batteries. Examples linked with biosciences and medical research include nature-inspired generation of fuel from waste, non-invasive diagnosis, new treatment methods for cancer, development of new drugs, bio-sensors, microfluidic devices and micro-needles. Projects linked with physics, materials and computer science include development of solar-cell devices, micro-electronics, multi-scale modeling of materials and studying molecule-surface interactions using novel spectroscopy and controlled collision methods.

Modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment will be available to support the research and offer unique training opportunities with advanced research techniques.

Excellent candidates with a background in chemistry or one of the fields mentioned above are strongly encouraged to contact us (details below), learn more about all the different projects available and find a suitable research project/group.

Please visit our website for information regarding exemplar projects.


Candidates must have a First, Upper Second Class Honours or a Master’s degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline. Informal enquiries before the deadline for formal applications are welcome by emailing either the Postgraduate Research Admissions Tutor (Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas) or any of the other faculty members listed in the departmental webpage to help identify a suitable potential research group and PhD supervisor.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.


This is a three-year fully-funded EPSRC scholarship, which covers UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,245.

Studentships funded by EPSRC are subject to UK/EU residency eligibility.

How to apply

Candidates must complete and submit the following documentation by the stated deadline. To apply for this studentship, please download and complete the research scholarship application form and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Form and return them to the College of Science with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to [email protected]
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • A recent CV
  • Candidates should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.

Please email the documents to Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas – [email protected] and put ‘EPSRC 24-26 SCHOLARSHIP 2020-2021’ in the email subject header.

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