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Dynamics of Atmospherically Relevant Gas-Liquid Surface Reactions II: Real-Space Imaging and Advanced Laser Absorption Probes (EPS2022/04)


   School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

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  Prof K G McKendrick  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

You will develop and exploit novel, laser-based techniques to probe the scattering of key reactive molecules, such as the OH radical, at liquid surfaces. Sequences of laser-induced fluorescence real-space images will reveal the survival probability and speed and angular distributions of the scattered OH. This will provide unprecedented mechanistic insight on reactions at different liquid and related surfaces chosen to mimic atmospheric aerosol surfaces. It will be complemented by additional novel laser-absorption methods that probe the products of these reactions directly. This work is part of a large collaboration funded through a major joint EPSRC Programme Grant (https://molecularscattering.com/) with University of Oxford, involving regular interactions and the opportunity for exchange visits.

How to Apply

1. Important Information before you Apply

When applying through the Heriot-Watt on-line system please ensure you provide the following information:

(a) in ‘Study Option’

You will need to select ‘Edinburgh’ and ‘Postgraduate Research’. ‘Programme’ presents you with a drop-down menu. Choose Chemistry PhD and select September 2022 for study option (this can be updated at a later date if required)

(b) in ‘Research Project Information’

You will be provided with a free text box for details of your research project. Enter Title and Reference number of the project for which you are applying and also enter the potential supervisor’s name.

This information will greatly assist us in tracking your application.

Please note that once you have submitted your application, it will not be considered until you have uploaded your CV and transcripts.


Funding Notes

James-Watt Scholarship scheme
There are a number of scholarships available which offer funding from between 3 and 3.5 years at an average stipend rate of £15,000 per year.
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