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  Plasma-based gas conversion into value-added chemicals

   School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Plasmas are promising technology for the conversion of gases such as CO2, CH4 or N2 into more valuable ones, e.g. CO (starting material for alcohols and hydrocarbons), H2 (clean fuel applications) and NH3 (fertilisers). Such gas conversion processes are essential parts of the chemical industry, requiring significant amounts of energy and resulting in CO2 emission. Plasma technology has the potential to contribute to making these processes more sustainable because they do not require high temperatures and pressures and can use (green) electricity for their production without the need for (fossil) fuels. Also, plasma systems can be made in small modules to operate locally at the point of consumption, rather than in large-scale central facilities, reducing the transport costs.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system . Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.


This is a self-funded project and you will need to have sufficient funds in place (eg from scholarships, personal funds and/or other sources) to cover the tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the research degree programme. Please check the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology website for details about funding opportunities at York.

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