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New molecules for propellant formulations

   Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS), Shrivenham Campus

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  Dr Jeff Pons  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The Centre for Defence Chemistry at Cranfield University is seeking a full-time PhD student to undertake a three-year research project in synthetic organic chemistry. The fully funded PhD will look at the synthesis of energetic materials using novel laboratory technologies.


This PhD project will develop sustainable synthetic routes for novel organic energetic materials using catalysts, flow process, alternative green solvents and solvent less reactions.

While applicants are required to possess a sound understanding of synthetic chemistry and strong practical laboratory skills, training in equipment use and the synthesis and handling of energetic materials will be provided. There will be opportunities to publish results in high-impact journals and present at industrial and academic conferences.

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) provide unique educational opportunities to the Defence and security sectors of both public and private sector organisations.

Based at the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire and at Cranfield University Bedfordshire, CDS is the academic provider to the UK Ministry of Defence for postgraduate education at the Defence Academy, training in engineering, science, acquisition, management and leadership.

Funding Notes

Co-sponsored by BAE Systems and Cranfield University, this studentship will provide a bursary of £16,000 (tax free) plus fees for three years.
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