It is hard to imagine the world today or indeed civilized society without the impact of catalysis. Catalysis is a core area of science that lies at the heart of the chemicals industry, where in recent years the UK output has totalled over £50B annually and is ranked 7th in the world. Catalysis is generally associated with underpinning approximately 30% of GDP in European economies, involved in the processing of over 80% of all manufactured products. Catalysis is immensely important as an aid to economic success but also because it enables materials to be made that sustain society as we know it. For the UK to sustain its leading position it is essential that innovation in research is maintained, to achieve which the UK Catalysis Hub was established; www.ukcatalysishub.co.uk.
The success of the Hub can be attributed to its inclusive and open ethos; its emphasis on collaboration; and to its physical hub on the Harwell campus in close proximity to large facilities including, ISIS neutron source and Central Laser Facility (CLF), whose successful exploitation for catalytic science has been a major feature of the Hub.
Two fully funded PhD studentships are available based at the UK Catalysis Hub at the Research Complex at Harwell. These will be associated with the development of catalytic science and engineering in conjunction with the large scale facilities. The PhD projects will be associated with homogeneous, bio or heterogeneous catalysis based at the Harwell Campus Oxfordshire, Students will be registered at a UK universities. Each project will have an academic supervisor from the UK university and a Facilities supervisor from the relevant facility on the Campus. The Catalysis Hub has around 15 PhD students in the Research Complex in Harwell and provides a dynamic and stimulating environment to conduct a PhD.
Send your application to Josie Goodall: [email protected].
Application closing date is 12:00pm (GMT) on 30.05.2019. Applications received after this time will NOT be considered. Additionally, incomplete applications will NOT be considered:
Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Josie Goodall.
The start date of the project is expected to be 1 October 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: these positions are part of a competition: by sending your CV to Josie Goodall you consent to your CV and application being shared with the Academics leading the winning projects. A further application through the relevant university may be required.
To be eligible to apply for a fully-funded studentship, you must: