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NERC-funded PhD studentships:  Departments of Chemistry and Physics Imperial College London and Imperial College Business School

NERC-funded PhD studentships: Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics Imperial College London

The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time. The SSCP is funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council and based at Imperial College London. Projects for an October 2020 start are listed below. For a full list of these and other projects, with links to detailed descriptions, information on eligibility and instructions on how to apply, go to:

For project-related queries and to apply, contact individual supervisors. For general enquiries about the SSCP DTP, contact Christiane Morgan, Doctoral Training Coordinator ([email protected]).

Closing date for applications 6th January 2020.

List of supervisors and projects in Chemistry in 2020

Dr Andrew Ashley – Fuelling the Future from Carbon Dioxide: Novel strategies for the catalytic hydrogenation of CO2

Dr Mark Crimmin – New Routes for the Chemical Remediation of CO and CO2

Professor Matthew Fuchter – Azoheteroarenes: Next-generation solid-state solar thermal fuels for heat release applications

Dr Andreas Kafizas – Can buildings purify polluted air? Developing solar-activated coatings that purify the air we breathe

List of supervisors and projects in Mathematics in 2020

Professor Pavel Berloff – Gulf stream's role in regulating the climate system

Professor Colin Cotter - Next generation atmosphere modelling

List of supervisors and projects in Physics in 2020

Dr Helen Brindley – To warm or not to warm: Exploiting far-infrared measurements of cirrus cloud in support of the FORUM satellite mission

Dr Arnaud Czaja – Gulf Stream forcing of mesoscale instabilities and their effect on downstream weather and climate

Professor Ralf Toumi – Processes affecting tropical cyclone landfall

Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis – The role of peat fires in shaping future atmospheric composition, the carbon cycle and climate

Professor Jenny Nelson – Understanding energy and resource costs of low-carbon fuel technologies in transportation and energy storage

Heather Graven – Air pollution: Sources and sinks of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere

Dr Paulo Ceppi - Why does climate sensitivity depend on forcing?

Dr Paulo Ceppi - How does moisture affect the circulation of the atmosphere?

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