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Chemical Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

We have 75 Chemical Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

A PhD in Chemical Physics specialises in the properties of matter and how they are affected by the movement of particles. Through your research, you could help inform the field of chemistry and help advance our current knowledge of atoms, elements and molecules.

What's it like to study a PhD in Chemical Physics?

As a PhD student in Chemical Physics, you'll be working with your supervisor and other members of the department to help develop new applications of the elements and materials that make up our world, and further our current understanding of the structure of matter. You'll likely divide your time between lab-based research, writing your thesis, and attending seminars and conferences.

Possible research areas include:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Electro-chemistry
  • Atomistic and molecular simulations
  • Soft matter physics
  • Chemical biology
  • Energy storage

Besides independent study, you may have the opportunity to connect with the wider academic community through attending departmental meetings and publishing papers. You may also be encouraged to take part in mentoring programmes to help guide your progress.

If you are considering a PhD in Chemical Physics, it is likely that you will already have some undergraduate and Masters level research experience in chemistry.

PhD in Chemical Physics entry requirements

The entry requirement for a PhD in Chemical Physics is usually a Bachelors or Masters degree in Physics with a Chemistry specialism. You may also be asked to submit a research proposal outlining your research plans.

PhD in Chemical Physics funding options

The main body funding PhDs in Chemical Physics in the UK is the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Projects have funding attached, meaning that students automatically receive coverage of the tuition fees of a PhD and a living cost stipend.

Some students may wish to self-fund their PhD in Chemical Physics, though this is less common. Self-funding may be possible through combining the UK government loan with other sources such as a university scholarship or support from your university or charity.

PhD in Chemical Physics careers

The skills you'll gain during a PhD will prepare you for a career in academia or a role in the chemical or material sciences industries. You may also choose to apply your skills to other industries such as medicine, agriculture and forensics.

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PhD in designing new materials via computer simulations and machine learning

A 3.5 years PhD position is available in the group of Prof. Alexander Shluger at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL co-funded by Nanolayers Research Computing and Applied Materials Inc. Read more

Oscillating pH gradients: a new tool to study i-motif DNA by NMR spectroscopy (WALLACEM_U23LEV)

What comes to mind when you think of DNA? Most people think of the iconic double helix structure, however DNA can adopt a wide variety of alternative secondary structures inside cells. Read more

Development of ceramic thermal and environmental barrier coatings for high temperature applications

  Research Group: Coatings and Ceramics
Ceramic coatings are vital in high-temperature applications, especially in aero-engines and the power generation industry. These coatings increase the engine’s operating temperature to improve efficiency and reduce the engine’s environmental impact. Read more

Properties of Sustainable Liquid Fuels

In the on-going drive to lower CO. 2. emissions, sustainable biologically-derived and synthetic liquid fuels are expected to replace petroleum-derived fuels in some automotive applications. Read more
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Towards safer battery packs for transport industry

The UK is committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The transport sector is a significant part of it, and this has led to the emergence of electrification of power trains in automotive and/or aviation. Read more

Funded EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship: Net-zero propulsion and supply-chains management of sustainable aviation fuels towards delivering a green aviation

Alternative clean and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will play an essential role in delivering a net-zero aviation. This cross-disciplinary PhD project aims to provide new understanding of the combustion performance and the fuels’ impact on net-zero propulsion. Read more
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PhD Studentship in Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels: From molecules to devices

Overview. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU). is a collaborative doctoral training programme run by the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham. Read more
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PhD Studentship in Renewable Energy: Development of Solid Electrolytes by a Combined in-Operando XPS-Theoretical Approach

Overview. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU). is a collaborative doctoral training programme run by the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham. Read more

Developing a Sum-Frequency Generation (SFG) experiment at the HiLUX facility to study water at interfaces of energy materials

The behaviour of water at interfaces plays a critical role in many sustainable energy systems. For example understanding how water interacts with the electrodes and transports through the polymer membranes of an electrolyser is important in enabling the development of new materials for green hydrogen production. Read more

Breaking the 10 GPa 'Pressure Barrier' in Organic Solids

A fully-funded PhD studentship is available to work on a collaborative project held at The Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions at The University of Edinburgh on the effect of extreme pressure on molecular materials. Read more

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