Clean hydrogen production using well defined earth abundant metal-based catalysts

   Department of Chemistry

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  Dr M Smith, Dr Mark Elsegood  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Project details

The global quest for developing pathways to clean, sustainable, energy continues with considerable interest as our current oil reserves dwindle. One attractive solution is based on generating hydrogen as a clean fuel. In this exciting project, based in the Smith research group within the Chemistry Department at Loughborough University, new molecular and material-based earth abundant metal catalysts based on Fe/Co/Ni will be developed.

Stabilisation of these transition metal centres will require additional spectator ligands that will be synthesised via sustainable routes. An important aspect of this project will be structural elucidation of these novel compounds using a suite of conventional spectroscopic (NMR, FT-IR, ms), analytical and X-ray crystallographic techniques. Finally, these compounds will be assessed for their catalytic ability to generate hydrogen using a range of experimental approaches.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the drop-down below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a chemical related subject.

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select *Chemistry*. Please quote the advertised reference number: *CM/MS-Un1/2022 * in your application.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents.

Chemistry (6) Materials Science (24)

Funding Notes

UK FEE - £4,500 full-time degree per annum
INTERNATIONAL FEE - £24,100 full-time degree per annum

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