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Simulation of Molecules in Electronically Excited States (EPS2022/07)


   School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

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  Dr Martin Paterson  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This project will involve simulation of electronically excited molecules undergoing various processes including quenching, reactive photochemistry, internal conversion and intersystem crossing. This work will tie into our ongoing work in computational photochemistry with collaboration involving leading experimental groups in both molecular scattering and ultrafast photochemistry. Advanced electronic structure methods will be used to model ground and electronically excited states and dynamics propagated, for example, with trajectory surface hopping. Opportunity for applied computational chemistry in areas of photo-induced medicine and organic optoelectronics are also possible. 

How to Apply

1. Important Information before you Apply

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 Chemistry PhD and select September 2022 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 potential 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.


Funding Notes

There are a number of scholarships available which offer funding from between 3 and 3.5 years at an average stipend rate of £15,000 per year.
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