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Applied Electrochromic Heterocyclic Materials for Variable Reflectance Applications

Project Description

PhD Studentship in ‘Applied Electrochromic Heterocyclic Materials for Variable Reflectance Applications’

Professor Mark Heron and Dr Chris Gabbutt have secured funding for a 3.5-year PhD studentship in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory [dstl] to work on the design, synthesis and characterisation of electrochromic heterocyclic, oligomers and polymers. The successful applicant will join their Heterocyclic Chemistry / Materials Research Group based in the Department of Chemical Sciences within the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.

The ideal candidate for the studentship will either have or be about to obtain a first-class honours degree in Chemistry. Enthusiasm for and practical experience of modern, multi-step synthetic organic chemistry / heterocyclic chemistry is essential. A knowledge of transition metal-mediated chemistry and polymerisation techniques would be advantageous. Experience of various purification techniques and of the interpretation assorted spectroscopic data (e.g. multi-nuclear NMR, IR, UV-vis, mass spectrometry and cyclic voltammetry) is highly desirable.

How to Apply

To apply, please go click the following link ( scroll down to the ‘What can I research?’ then select the title of this project. Complete the on-line application form by pressing the ‘How to apply button’. Please also email your CV, transcripts and two letters of recommendation in support of your application to Professor Mark Heron () and Dr Chris Gabbutt () and copy to the PGR Administrator (). Please indicate in your covering email why you believe you are well-qualified for the project. For informal enquiries please contact either Professor Heron or Dr Gabbutt.

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th March 2020. Likely interview period: week commencing Monday 6th April 2020

Related web links:
School of Applied Sciences:
Department of Chemical Sciences:
Professor Mark Heron:
Dr Chris Gabbutt:

Funding Notes

The studentship will cover the full cost of tuition fees for UK students, and includes an annual tax-free bursary of £15,285 (standard RCUK rate increases to apply) for 3.5 years commencing on or around 28th September 2020. There is also an annual project budget for laboratory consumables and travel to conferences.

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