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  PhD in Chemistry: Studies in heterogeneous catalysts

   Cardiff School of Chemistry

  Prof G J Hutchings, Prof S Taylor  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The Max Planck Centre for fundamental studies on heterogeneous catalyst was established in 2019 and has two themes operating on experimental heterogeneous catalysis; namely catalyst design and acetylene chemistry. This PhD studentship will be involved with one of these themes. The work will involve the synthesis, characterisation and evaluation of novel heterogeneous catalyst. As the MPC is a collaboration with two German Max Planck Institutes in Mulheim and Berlin there will be the opportunity for collaborative research projects where appropriate.

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). 

English Language

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


Professor Graham Hutchings Professor Graham Hutchings - People - Cardiff University

Professor Stuart Taylor Professor Stuart Taylor - People - Cardiff University

Start date 1st October 2024

We reserve the right to close this advert should sufficient applications be received.

To apply please complete an online application, stating your supervisor’s name(s).

Chemistry (6)

Funding Notes

3 year funded PhD with UKRI level stipend and UK tuition fees only
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


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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