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PhD studentship for UK nationals: Manufacturing of metal nanoparticles

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    Dr Laura Torrente
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  • Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

A fully-funded 3.5- year PhD studentship is available in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Laura Torrente. The studentship is to start by April 2020, and due to funding restrictions the studentship/project is only available to UK citizens or EU who have been in the country for the last 3 years. We are unable to consider applications from any non-UK citizen for this studentship.
The project is part of partially funded by Johnson Matthey to develop a continuous manufacturing technology of metal nanoparticles and nanostructured materials with controllable sizes and morphologies for use mainly in catalysis for emission control technologies. The project will develop novel reactor designs with integrated functionalities guided by computer fluid dynamic simulations, involving experimental, theoretical and computational aspects. Full characterisation of the resulting materials will feedback the optimisation of the design.
For further information contact Dr Laura Torrente ([Email Address Removed])
Applications should be sent to [Email Address Removed] including a cover letter, a CV and a copy of the degree transcripts by 15th February 2020.
Applicants must have:
1.) At least 4 years of study at University level and a high 2:1 or equivalent* degree in a relevant discipline such as mechanical or chemical engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or scientific computing with a keen interest in computational modelling. (*If your degree was completed outside the United Kingdom, please visit to determine if your marks equate to a high 2.i.)

2.) Excellent proficiency in chemical reaction engineering, heterogeneous catalysis and fluid dynamics and good experimental skills including experience in laboratory research. Previous experience working with nanoparticles, microfluidic systems, flow systems and microfabrication will be advantageous.
3.) Strong numerical and problem solving skills and ability to work both as part of the team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills.
4.) The standing needed to meet the graduate admissions entrance requirements of the University of Cambridge, as the successful candidate will be expected to formally apply for admission:

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