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Digitizing catalysis

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The project aims to develop novel methods to synthesise and test heterogeneous catalysts without human intervention.
This multidisciplinary project focuses on heterogeneous catalysis and the possibility to automate the discovery process; to develop and implement algorithms for selecting a catalyst recipe from an infinite number of possibilities; to rely on data, but use the accumulated knowledge and experience in the catalyst design.

The PhD at the School of Engineering, Warwick University, offers an effective mix of academic and practical application. Warwick’s School of Engineering, ranked 3rd by the REF 2014, has expertly designed this programme with quality research-led teaching at its forefront. Gain valuable research skills and knowledge with specialist guidance at the University of Warwick. The university is ranked 9th in the UK, 62nd in the world

How to Apply: Email a full CV, academic transcripts, and cover letter, explaining your interest in pursuing a PhD in this area to: with ‘PhD Application’ in the subject line.
Start date: October 2020, early start is possible.

Funding Notes

There is a funded PhD student position for a UK/EU applicant. International students may apply but must meet the difference in cost. Please email to for enquiries and applications.
Eligibility: Candidates must have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree. You should have a strong record in chemistry or chemical engineering.
Funding: A single project could be funded by the School of Engineering only for a UK/ EU applicant.

How good is research at University of Warwick in General Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 94.75

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