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Sustainable Catalysis for Clean Growth

   Cardiff School of Chemistry

  Prof D Wass, Dr Rebecca Melen, Dr Sankar Meenakshisundaram  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

Cardiff United Kingdom Inorganic Chemistry Physical Chemistry

About the Project

We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated student with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on a homogeneous catalysis project. The project is part of a prestigious large collaborative programme between Professor Wass, industrial partners in BP and Johnson-Matthey and academic partners in Cardiff and the University of Manchester, funded in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The overall focus of this project the synthesis and characterisation of new and known organometallic complexes and their homogeneous catalytic screening for reactions related to sustainability and achieving net zero carbon.

Academic criteria

Candidates should hold or expect to gain a first class degree or a good 2.1 and/or an appropriate Master’s level qualification (or their equivalent). 

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)


Professor Duncan Wass Professor Duncan Wass - People - Cardiff University

Dr Rebecca Melen Dr Rebecca Melen - People - Cardiff University

Dr Sankar Meenakshisundaram Dr M Sankar - People - Cardiff University

Start date options - 1st October 2021, 1st January 2022, 1st April 2022, 1st July 2022

Applications accepted all year.

To apply please complete an online application, stating your supervisor’s name(s).

Funding Notes

3.5 year funded PhD with full stipend and UK tuition fees only
This studentship is open to Home, EU or Overseas Candidates. However, Overseas and EU candidates should note that they will be required to cover the difference between Home and Overseas/EU fees each year
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