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Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials for energy storage applications via a solvent free synthesis using nanoparticle beam deposition

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

This scholarship is funded by Swansea University’s College of Engineering.

Subject areas: Nanotechnology, Engineering, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy, Chemistry, Materials Science

Project description:
A batteries performance is dependent on the properties of the materials used. The use of nanotechnology has advanced technology to produce high power and high energy density devices but these are not without there challenges. Nanoparticle beam deposition represents a radical new approach to the environmentally friendly synthesis of nanoparticles for energy storage. The method is solvent- and thus effluent-free and avoids toxic salts, and satisfies the growing demand for sustainable manufacturing of advanced materials. The Nanomaterials Lab at Swansea is world leader in the scale up of this approach from the microgram level to the gram+ level, enabling frontier R&D of great interest to chemical companies. This project will develop materials for battery applications using nanoparticle beam deposition in conjunction with the development of advanced in situcharacterisation methods to analyse the underlying factors that govern the properties of energy storage devices.

Project supervisors: Dr I M Aldous

Available resources/facilities: 4 nanocluster beam sources, high resolution TEM, XPS and SPM

Eligibility
Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering/Chemistry/Physics/Chemical Engineering/Nanotechnology or a related subject.

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/english-language-requirements/

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend for UK/EU candidates but tuition fees only for international candidates.

Funding Notes

UK/EU candidates: The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,296.

International candidates: The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees only.

There will be additional funds available for research expenses.

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