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Covalent Organic Frameworks for Solar Energy Conversion

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Tuesday, October 01, 2019
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Reference number: CM/IW-Un2/2019
School: School of Science
Location: Loughborough
UK/EU Fee band: Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC)
International Fee band: Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£21,100)
Full Time/Part Time Duration: 3 Years/6 Years

Harnessing solar energy presents one of the most promising routes by which to overcome mankinds reliance on fossil fuels and to begin to mediate the damage being caused by increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and climate change.

Sunlight may be used, for example, to split water into oxygen and hydrogen which may then be used as a fuel or to generate electricity directly in a photovoltaic cell.

This PhD project will focus on the synthesis of surface functionalised covalent organic frameworks which can self-organise into intelligent assemblies capable of converting solar energy efficiently into chemical or electrical energy.

Candidates should be confident in multi-step organic synthetic chemistry and aspects of spectroscopy (UV/vis, luminescence, etc.)

Entry requirements

- Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry
- A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Chemistry
All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements:

How to apply

All applications are made online, please select the school/department name under the programme name section and include the quote reference number: Chemistry / CM/IW-Un2/2019

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