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Self-sorted low molecular weight gelators

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    Prof Dave Adams
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About This PhD Project

Project Description

Applications are invited for an ambitious graduate with at least a 2i degree in Chemistry or Materials Science to join the Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, UK.

The PhD student will join a vibrant research community and will be given the opportunity to interact with complementary research groups and attend national and international conferences.

The project will investigate self-sorted low molecular weight gelators and builds upon our recent work in the area (Nature Chem., 2015, 7, 848; Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 13719; Nature Commun., 2013, 4, 1480). The aim is to understand and control the assembly of multiple self-assembling components in a single pot in order to generate specific network types. The project will involve both synthesis of the gelators as well as a number of characterisation techniques including rheology, NMR, microscopy, and small angle scattering. The project will be carried out in a dynamic research group. As such, applicants must be creative, highly motivated and able to work as a member of a team, as well as independently.
For further information, see the Adams Group website:

EPSRC eligibility
Applications from candidates meeting the eligibility requirements of the EPSRC are welcome – please refer to the EPSRC website

The award will pay full tuition fees and a maintenance grant for 3.5 years. The maintenance grant for 2015/16 is £14,057 pa.

Please apply by completing the online postgraduate research application form at

Non-EU nationals are not eligible for these positions and applications from non-EU candidates will not be considered.

Applications should be made as soon as possible and no later than 29th February 2016. Informal enquiries should be addressed to [Email Address Removed]

The position is available from 1st October 2016.

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