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Novel Adsorbent Monoliths for Advanced Gas Separations

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description


An exciting University-funded PhD studentship is available at the University of Bath to design, model, make and characterise novel monolithic adsorbents for gas separations including hydrogen storage in sustainable energy applications.

The 42-month project will be led by Professor Tim Mays in the Department of Chemical Engineering and will be co-supervised by Professor Andy Burrows in the Department of Chemistry and Professor Chris Bowen in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The adsorbents will be based on consolidated nanoporous polymer matrices containing high surface area particulate fillers such as metal-organic frameworks. A unique aspect of the project will be exploring forming processes such as additive manufacture and freeze casting to create cm-scale adsorbent monoliths with controlled shapes, sizes and pore structures.


The successful applicant will ideally have graduated (or be due to graduate) with an undergraduate Masters first class degree and/or MSc distinction (or equivalent). Candidates whose first language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each module) or equivalent.

Formal applications should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form for a PhD in Department of Chemical Engineering. Please ensure that you state the full project title and lead supervisor name on the application form.

More information about applying for a PhD at Bath may be found here:

Expected start date: January 2020

Funding Notes

Funding will cover Home/EU tuition fees, a maintenance stipend of £15,009 per annum (2019/20 rate) and a training support fee of £1,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years. Overseas applicants are not eligible to apply for this funding.

How good is research at University of Bath in Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 61.00

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