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PhD Studentship in Porous Materials for Next Generation Li-S Batteries

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

Project Description

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, within the research groups of Professors Neil Champness and Graham Newton. The selected candidate will be part of the Faraday Institution PhD programme working to develop the next generation of batteries (https://faraday.ac.uk/education-skills/phd-researchers/).

The successful candidate will work as part of a collaborative research programme entitled “Porous Materials for Next Generation Li-S Batteries”. The project will focus on the development of porous materials including metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and polyoxometalate materials (POMs) as membranes to control diffusion processes in Li-S batteries.

International students must pay the difference between UK/EU and international fees. If English is not the candidate’s first language, they must provide evidence before the beginning of the studentship that they meet the University minimum English Language requirements (IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element).

Deadline: review of applications will start on Monday 16th March, 2020, and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable person has been found; hence you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Neil R. Champness, Email: . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Closing date: Open until filled.

Funding Notes

The studentship is fully-funded for 48 months. The Faraday Institution Cluster PhD researchers receive an enhanced stipend over and above the standard EPSRC offer. The total annual stipend is approximately £20,000 plus an additional £7,000 annually to cover training and travel costs. Recipients will have access to multiple networking opportunities, industry visits, mentorship, internships, as well as quality experiences that will further develop knowledge, skills, and aspirations View Website.

In order to apply for a Faraday Institution PhD position, you need to do both of the following:
1. Complete a Faraday Institution expression of interest form View Website
2. Follow the university application process as per advert

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