About the Project
This project will aim to study the flow (flow patterns and overall homogeneity) and power characteristics of high shear mixers. The study will build on the previous work of the supervisor and make use of bench scale high shear process devices- a selection of rotor-stator designs and an ultrasonicator- in both batch and re-circulation mode. The objectives will be to establish the flow and power characteristics of such devices in liquids of a range of rheological properties and how the flow established may have an effect on dispersion processes, demonstrating this with case studies of emulsification and deagglomeration.
The knowledge developed will provide guidelines for industrial practice applicable to a wide range of products. You will have the opportunity to make use of a range of devices and analytical techniques. The knowledge and skills developed should enhance your employability in a wide range of industries.
It is anticipated that there will be the opportunity to present and discuss findings during international conferences and also network with other researchers in the field.
Loughborough UniversityLoughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF, 2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
Find out more: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/student-support/
Entry requirementsApplicants should hold a degree in chemical engineering or a related discipline with at least a 2:1 (or an expected 2:1). Other relevant experience should also be highlighted in the application.
How to applyAll applications should be made online. Under school/department name, select 'Chemical Engineering'. Please quote reference GOTCG035.
The deadline for applications is 1st October 2020.
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