This PhD project is initially offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with their own funding, or those applying to funding sources. However, excellent candidates will be eligible to be considered for a University scholarship.
Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering/science discipline, and be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research.
Principe, I.A., Fletcher, A.J. Parametric study of factors affecting melamine-resorcinol-formaldehyde xerogels properties, Materials Today Chemistry. 2017.
Taylor, S.J., Haw, M.D., Sefcik, J., Fletcher, A.J. Effects of secondary metal carbonate addition on the porous character of resorcinol-formaldehyde xerogels, Langmuir. 2015; 31, 50:13571-13580.
Taylor, S.J., Haw, M.D., Sefcik, J., Fletcher, A.J. Gelation mechanism of resorcinol-formaldehyde gels investigated by dynamic light scattering, Langmuir. 2014; 30, 34: 10231-10240.