We are seeking to recruit highly motivated students who are eager to work in a multi-disciplinary team involving mathematicians, chemists, physicists, and engineers to develop fully automated multi-step flow photochemical and electrochemical manufacturing processes. This goal is important because chemical manufacturing is moving towards smaller scale production of a larger number of compounds, leaving less time for process development while still being under pressure to reduce costs and increase production flexibility and efficiency. With the growing interest in sustainability, effective reaction monitoring and rapid process optimisation are crucial for future manufacturing.
This Theme focuses on combining Process Analytical Technology and self-optimisation AI to accelerate efficient chemical manufacturing on the kilogram scale in continuous photo-, electro-, and thermal chemistry processes. It will blend fundamental science with real world applications to deliver things that are genuinely new.
The students whom we recruit will gain broad experience in many different areas including:
For further information please contact Spectroscopy for Process Intensification and Optimisation Theme Lead Prof Mike George on [email protected] or 0115 951 3512.
Candidates should hold one of the following:
For more information about the programme and to apply, please visit the website.
Application deadline: 27 February 2020.
Due to funding restrictions, studentships are available to Home and EU applicants only.