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Advanced characterisation and development of coated membranes using terahertz radiation: EPSRC DTP-CASE PhD studentship (3.5 years) in Engineering Department at Lancaster University with Johnson Matthey

   Department of Engineering

   Thursday, September 01, 2022  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Johnson Matthey, this CASE award aims to provide PhD students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience, within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration. Students have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills and significantly enhance their future employability. Many will become research leaders of the future.

Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals looking to join a world class team of engineers, physicists and chemists pioneering these new technologies and concepts. The post holder will work as part of the Lancaster University Terahertz Sensing group, exploring the potential of the emerging terahertz sensing to resolve structural domains of industrially relevant coated membranes. Deployment of this emerging technology could potentially enable high volume manufacturing, accelerating the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell/electrolyser technologies, which are expected to play a significant role in the future low-carbon economy.

The post holder will characterise and develop coated membranes using terahertz sensing supported by a suite of complementary techniques. Other responsibilities include:

• Membrane preparation and synthesis.

• Modelling of coated membrane morphology, transport and electromagnetic properties.

• Comprehensive investigations using state-of-the-art techniques at Johnson Matthey.

• Publication of journal and conference papers.

• Attending and presenting at conferences.

• Attending internal and collaborator meetings and other duties, such as proposal writing, as required.

To apply for this studentship, please contact Dr Hungyen Lin, at and attach your CV.

Funding Notes

EPSRC CASE studentships are fully funded (fees and maintenance) for eligible UK students. International (including EU) students may be considered for partial funding (home-level fees and maintenance).

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