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NERC-funded PhD studentships: Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Centre for Environmental Policy, 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 2021 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 (

Closing date for applications 18:00, 4 January 2021..

List of supervisors and projects in Mathematics in 2021

Professor Colin Cotter - Next generation computational modelling of postglacial rebound

List of supervisors and projects in Physics in 2021

Professor Ralf Toumi – Processes affecting tropical cyclone landfall

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

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

List of supervisors and projects in Chemistry in 2021

Dr Becky Greenaway - Porous Liquids for Selective Capture, Release, and Chemical Remediation, of Carbon Dioxide

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

Dr James Wilton-Ely - Low-cost monitoring of carbon monoxide air pollution in the community

Dr Agi Brandt-Talbot - High performance sustainable resins from lignin

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

List of supervisors and projects in Centre for Environmental Policy in 2021

Dr Caroline Howe - Social-ecological-systems approach to badger management in the UK

Dr Gbemi Oluleye - A novel decision-support framework to quantify the impact of policies, business models and other interventions to accelerate adoption of strategies to support industrial decarbonisation

Dr Jeremy Woods - Technological change in agricultural systems and its impacts on sustainable development and climate action

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