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Heterogeneous catalysis in NH3 oxidation and N2O emission control


   Department of Chemical Engineering

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About the Project

Vacancy information

The department of Chemical Engineering is looking for a PhD candidate working in the area of heterogeneous catalysis. The studentship is for four years with oversea student fee included. The PhD student will need to work on the catalytic evaluation of NH3 oxidation catalysts and the catalysts characterizations in particular at synchrotron light source. The student will also work towards optimizing catalyst behaviours and understanding of the N2O emission from this reaction.

Studentship description

We provide a fully funded four year PhD studentship, including oversea tuition fees. The student will work on industrial NH3 to NO oxidations, including evaluating the Pt based catalysts, measure kinetics and selectivity, understand the N2O formation mechanisms and in situ/operando characterizations of the catalysts under reaction conditions.

Person specification

The candidate is expected to have worked with plug flow reactors and ideally catalytic reactions with NH3. Electrocatalysis will not count in this case. The candidate should be experienced with standard TOF/Ea measurement, TPR/TPD characterizations. The candidate is expected to understand the principle of MS and IR detector for exhaust gases.

Eligibility

Candidates should have an education background of chemistry or chemical engineering. Candidates should score high in physical chemistry or chemical reaction engineering. This knowledge will be evaluated during the interview.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted through: https://evision.ucl.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=RRDCENSING01&code2=0033

Please nominate Dr Ryan Wang as supervisor and include a statement of interest.

For informal enquiries, please contact: [Email Address Removed]

For further information on the MPhil/PhD course as well as the recruitment and selection process, please click on the link below:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemical-engineering/study/mphilphd


Funding Notes

Duration of studentship: 4 years
Start date: November 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Stipend: £17,983 per annum + overseas fees
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