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PhD stipend in supramolecular chemistry - Visible light addressable photoswitches and molecular motors

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Jonathon Beves
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

3.5-year scholarship at UNSW Sydney, in Australia.

A scholarship is available for a PhD candidate to develop functional organic molecules that respond to visible light, as part of a team of synthetic chemists within the School of Chemistry at UNSW Sydney, and international collaborators.

The project will develop new visible light switchable organic molecules, building on our recent work (Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13576-13579; J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 665–671; Chem. Sci. 2018, 10.1039/C8SC03218A), including new aspects involving molecular motion in solution. The project will involve organic synthesis, and characterisation using spectroscopic tools, primarily NMR and absorption spectroscopy, with potential for X-ray diffraction and microscopy experiments. Some experience with synthesis and characterisation is essential.

For further information, please contact Dr Jon Beves ([Email Address Removed]).

Funding Notes

Open to international students, subject to tuition fee waiver scholarships which will be allocated by UNSW.

The applicant must have a first class BSc Honours degree, or equivalent, in chemistry. Applicants should check their eligibility, here: and ensure they met UNSW English-language requirements here:

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