Within the proposed programme of research, alternative starting materials for the flow chemical synthesis of the hexaazaisowurtzitane structure will be explored. This might lead to the development of a new synthesis of CL-20, one of the most interesting energetic materials discovered in recent years. The prospect of new reactions to be carried out in flow will be enabled by inline monitoring of the reactions and a fine-tuning of reaction conditions through an automated flow synthesis system. The developed methodology will also be used to establish alternative synthetic routes to other energetic materials.
Suitable applicants will have a should hold 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) English language requirements for postgraduate students - Study - Cardiff University
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Application deadline Friday 19th August
We reserve the right to close this post early if sufficient applications are received. Early application is advised.
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Please include in your application a full CV and a short supporting statement (maximum one side of A4) as to why you are the best applicant for this post.
Start date: 1st October 2022
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