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PhD in Chemistry: New applications of Frustrated Lewis Pairs in Organic Synthesis

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, August 31, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

This PhD project will look at new reactions that can be performed using frustrated Lewis pairs. The student will develop skills in organic and inorganic synthesis.

Academic criteria

Candidates should hold or expect to gain a first class degree or a good 2.1 and/or an 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)


Supervisor - Dr Rebecca Melen https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38512-melen-rebecca

How to Apply

Application deadline - 31st August 2020. Early application is advised as we reserve the right to close this advert early should sufficient applications be received.

Applicants should apply to the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry with a start date of October 2020: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/chemistry
In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select ’I will be applying for a scholarship/grant’ and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from PhD in Chemistry: New applications of Frustrated Lewis Pairs in Organic Synthesis

Funding Notes

This studentship is open to Home, EU or Overseas Candidates.

However, Overseas candidates should note that they will be required to cover the difference between Home and Overseas tuition fees each year.

This is a 3 year funded post with Home/EU tuition fees funded and a standard stipend.

How good is research at Cardiff University in Chemistry?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 23.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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