The project aims to integrate the design of novel materials with process design for energy-efficient carbon capture processes.
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a key technology for achieving the global emissions reduction targets because of its role in power and industrial decarbonization. Decarbonisation from a variety of industrial emission sectors highlights a marked need for capture technologies that can be optimized for different sources of CO2 and integrated in an equally diverse range of applications of captured CO2 as a feedstock. Significant gains in energy efficiency and other economic benefits can be obtained if we tailor make a capture technology for a particular CO2 source and a particular CO2 destination.
The aim of this project is to tailor-make an energy-efficient and cost-efficient material for CO2 capture that is fully integrated in the CO2-emitting process and delivers CO2 at a purity that is suitable for its subsequent destination.
All applicants must have or expect to have a 1st class MChem, MPhys, MSci, MEng or equivalent degree by Autumn 2020. Selection will be based on academic excellence and research potential, and all short-listed applicants will be interviewed (in person or by Skype). Our scholarships are usually only open to UK/EU applicants who meet residency requirements set out by EPSRC, however some scholarships are available for exceptional overseas candidates.
All applications must be received by 28th February 2020. All successful candidates should usually expect to start in September/October 2020.
When applying through the Heriot-Watt on-line system please ensure you provide the following information: (a) in ‘Study Option’ You will need to select ‘Edinburgh’ and ‘Postgraduate Research’. ‘Programme’ presents you with a drop-down menu. Choose Mechanical engineering PhD, chemical engineering PhD or Bio-engineering and Bio-sciences PhD and select September 2020 for study option (this can be updated at a later date if required) (b) in ‘Research Project Information’ You will be provided with a free text box for details of your research project. Enter Title and Reference number of the project for which you are applying and also enter the supervisor’s name.
This information will greatly assist us in tracking your application.
Please note that once you have submitted your application, it will not be considered until you have uploaded your CV and transcripts.
The annual stipend will be approx. £15k per year and full fees will be paid for between 3 and 3.5 years.