PhD in Chemistry: Electrochemical Main Group Redox Catalysis

   Cardiff School of Chemistry

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  Prof Rebecca Melen, Prof T Wirth, Dr E Richards  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

PhD in Chemistry: Electrochemical Main Group Redox Catalysis

This project will investigate redox catalysis using the p-block elements. The field of main group chemistry has seen a renaissance following the observation that the main group elements can behave like the transition metals in terms of small molecule activation and catalysis. This project will involve the synthesis of main group compounds and their applications in catalysis directed to organic synthesis. 


Professor Rebecca Melen - People - Cardiff University

Professor Thomas Wirth - People - Cardiff University

Dr Emma Richards - People - Cardiff University

Academic criteria

Candidates should hold, or expect to gain, at first class degree or good 2.1 and / or appropriate Master's level qualification (or their equivalent).

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). For information on our English Language requirements - English language requirements for postgraduate students - Study - Cardiff University

How to Apply

Please contact Professor Rebecca Melen for informal enquiries.

Please complete an online application, stating your supervisor’s name and project title, to apply for this post - Chemistry - Study - Cardiff University

We reserve the right to close to this advert if sufficient applications are received. Early application is advised

Start date - 1st October 2024

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

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Funding Notes

This is 3 year funded PhD with UK level tuition fees and UKRI level stipend funded by Leverhulme.
This studentship is open to Home, EU or Overseas Candidates. However, Overseas and EU candidates should note that they will be required to cover the difference between Home and Overseas/EU fees each year.

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