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Crystallisation in nano-droplets

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, February 03, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science (CAS) is inviting applications for a PhD research project at the University of Bath under the supervision of Dr Adam Squires https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/adam-squires.

In this project you will develop cutting-edge instrumentation to produce and study sub-nanolitre droplets as they evolve in a controlled vapour environment, observing crystallisation and phase changes in real time using imaging and x-ray scattering. With this instrumentation you will study the fundamental science underpinning atmospheric, industrial and pharmaceutical processes.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science (CAS):

CAS brings together a multi-disciplinary team of academics from 7 UK universities (Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, Imperial, Leeds and Manchester) spanning the physical, environmental and health sciences, and engineering.

Working with industrial and public-sector partners in the areas of healthcare, materials science, energy and transport, environment, consumer products and agrochemicals, we aim to tackle some of the most challenging problems in aerosol science.

Expertise in aerosol science is important in a broad range of disciplines spanning drug delivery to the lungs to the transmission of disease, climate change to combustion science, routes to novel materials to consumer and agricultural products.

Our graduates will become agile experts, able to work at the boundaries between the conventional disciplines where aerosols play a role.

Programme details:

The 4-year CAS training programme will include a period of intensive training in year 1, hosted by the CAS hub at the University of Bristol. You will receive comprehensive training in the core physical science of aerosols, research methods, an in professionalism and translation of research. You will then have the opportunity to build networks across the 7 universities, undertaking a short project at either your home institution or another partnering institution. These training elements will equip you for your PhD research in years 2-4, based at the University of Bath.

Throughout your PhD, you will be supported by a mentoring team of two academic supervisors and an industrial partner, who will host you for a placement in Year 2 or 3. You will benefit from the diverse backgrounds of your peers, with training in year 1 using team-based learning. Cooperative learning groups in subsequent years will continue to provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support.

For more information, see https://www.aerosol-cdt.ac.uk/programme-details/.

Candidate requirements:

Applicants must hold/achieve a first class or high upper second-class MSci or BSc Honours degree, or equivalent, in Chemistry or a related subject.

How to apply:

Informal enquiries are welcomed and we recommend that you discuss your interest in the project with the lead supervisor before applying. Contact Dr Adam Squires on email address .

Enquiries about the programme or the selection process should be addressed to the CAS Administrator on email address or by telephone on +44 (0)117 92 88681.

Formal applications should be submitted to CAS on their online application form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MH_ksn3NTkql2rGM8aQVG0HEUwyouDdJlVt9d49HiTdUNk1SME9VVU82Uzc5RURYMFhZVFNMTUVDRi4u

A recruitment and assessment day will be held in Bristol on 10 February 2020. Applications received after the deadline of 3 February 2020 will be considered subject to the remaining availability of studentships.

For further information on the application process and FAQs, see https://www.aerosol-cdt.ac.uk/how-to-apply/.

Funding Notes

CAS funding is for up to 4 years and is open to UK and EU applicants who have been ordinarily resident in the UK since September 2017. A very limited number of studentships may be available for EU applicants who do not meet the UK residency requirement.

A studentship will include UK/EU tuition fees, maintenance at the UKRI Doctoral Stipend rate (£15,009 in 2019/20, increased annually in line with the GDP inflator) and an allowance for research expenses, training and conference attendance.

How good is research at University of Bath in Chemistry?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 33.10

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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