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Chemical Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students in the UK

We have 38 Chemical Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students 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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Using Robotics to Remove the Harmful Effects of Toxic Metals in Industrially Relevant Metal-Catalysed Processes

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Clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere, and thereby the planet’s climate, are strongly affected by the presence of atmospheric particles that have the special ability to nucleate ice. Read more

Visualising Molecular Doping in Conjugated Polymers

Visualising Molecular Doping in Conjugated Polymers. A fully funded 3.5 years PhD position in the field of experimental nanoscience at surfaces and molecular imaging of conjugated polymers is available in the group of Prof. Read more

Plasmonic Enhancement of Hydrogen from Water Splitting

The surface plasmon resonance of nanostructures enhances solar light harvesting using semiconducting substrates either by photo-induced charge transfer or near-field enhancement. Read more

Designing two-dimensional materials based membrnaes for sustainable separation technologies

National Graphene Institute (NGI) and Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester, invites applications for two fully funded PhD studentship (Uk and Overseas) in the area of 2D materials based membranes. Read more

Towards Circular Solar: Advanced Methods for Recycling Solar PV Materials

An exciting PhD opportunity is open at the University of York, Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Materials for Net Zero (SuMat0), where the appointed researcher will be instrumental in forging new pathways for recycling solar photovoltaic (PV) materials. Read more

Exploring low-dimensional quantum magnetism in exotic new 2D materials

Experimental low-temperature physics focussed on lab-based crystal synthesis & characterisation and neutron scattering experiments at international facilities to study the details of magnetic structures. Read more

EPSRC DTP PhD project: Shining light on single molecule dynamics

The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project commencing on 30 September 2024 under the supervision of Dr Kristina Rusimova in the Department of Physics. Read more

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