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Synthesis and characterisation of functional inorganic materials

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  • Full or part time
    Dr P Lightfoot
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round

Project Description

We have a vacancy for a PhD student to work on the synthesis and characterisation of new oxide or fluoride ferroelectrics and magnetic materials. The work will involve synthetic solid state chemistry, crystallographic characterisation using X-ray and neutron diffraction and related techniques, and measurements of physical properties. The emphasis of our work is on understanding chemistry-structure-property relationships, leading to the design of improved materials for a variety of applications.
Students interested in undertaking a PhD in this research area should register their interest as soon as possible. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Philip Lightfoot ([Email Address Removed]).

Please see: for the application procedure or e-mail [Email Address Removed] for more information regarding PhD opportunities at St Andrews. We encourage applications for the EPSRC CDT in Critical Resource Catalysis ( and from Chinese nationals through the St Andrews CSC Scheme (

How good is research at University of St Andrews in Chemistry?
(joint submission with University of Edinburgh)

FTE Category A staff submitted: 37.30

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