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  Textile biodegradation and end of life strategies for material sustainability

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  Dr Angela Davies  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This project focuses on the potential of biodegradation and compostability for the end-of-life management of a range of textiles, within the context of the biological cycle of the circular economy of textiles. With a raft of ongoing and upcoming regulatory and legislative powers disrupting the sector, the project will build on existing TEAM work liaising with the farming community and textile industry to create a viable solution to tackle waste.

Exploratory work will allow the testing, benchmarking and experimental development of commonplace textile materials to be analysed to establish feasible solutions, methods and the infrastructure required for this solution to develop.  

The PhD will engage with existing farming, industry and government stakeholder contacts to develop a real world solution to textile waste. The outcomes of the PhD project could provide the knowledge and data for legislation, policy decision making and contribution to the preservation of the local environment.


Potential applicants can contact Dr Angela Davies, for any questions about the project or for informal enquiries ([Email Address Removed]).

Applicants must:

  • Possess a UK Honours degree with at least an upper second class, or overseas equivalent degree, or a relevant Masters qualification.
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of the English language. Please see section 5b here for further details on meeting our English language entry criteria.

The deadline to apply is Monday 8th July 2024.

Information on how to apply for this scholarship please visit

Environmental Sciences (13) Materials Science (24)

Funding Notes

The full studentship (tuition fees and salary stipend) is eligible to home and international students, commencing on 1st October 2024

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