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Environmental Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Quantitative Risk Assessment of Mercury in the Aquatic Environments: Linking Mobility, Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation
  Dr G I Paton, Dr L Mbadugha
Application Deadline: 4 June 2020

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An exciting PhD opportunity to work with leading academics at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) and Chevron Corporation to address some of the major questions around the environmental implications of decommissioning energy assets at a number of global locations and provide guidance for optimal decommissioning.
  Integrated Air Quality Pollution Control Cooling System
  Prof M Kalbassi
Applications accepted all year round

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India is amongst array of developing countries with one of the worse air pollutions problems in the world.
  Reliable hydrological prediction under climate change
  Dr Y Fan
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change due to anthropogenic activity are causing amounts of effect on our planet. One of the major concerns are related to the changes of water resources in future.
  Antimicrobial resistance in marine mammals
  Dr G Troisi
Applications accepted all year round

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This project addresses an urgent Global Challenge – the growing widespread incidence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR). It will be the first to investigate an unreported alarming concern, that wild seals are dying off from AMR bacterial infections and mortality is greater in more polluted waters.
  EPSRC DTP Hub – Sustainable Plastics

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These studentships will be part of Cardiff University's interdisciplinary doctoral training hub in sustainable plastics. The manufacture, performance and end-of-life (recycling, environmental fate) of polymers (plastics) is an area of intense current interest and importance.
  School of Chemistry - Cardiff University

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 . Applications welcome. We welcome applications from UK, EU and International applicants wishing to study for a Chemistry PhD or MPhil at Cardiff University.
  Microplastics in Drinking Water: Tap vs Bottled water
  Dr A Bogush
Applications accepted all year round

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The studentship will commence in either May or September 2020, depending on availability of the successful applicant.
  Controlling water chemistry to improve drinking water quality and minimising disinfection by-products?aiting Update by Supervisor
  Dr E Goslan, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 7 July 2020

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Controlling water chemistry to improve drinking water quality and minimising disinfection by-products?.
  Improving multiphase flow meter performance by CFD modelling - MSc by Research
  Dr P Verdin
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Sponsored by Pietro Fiorentini, one of the main players in the market of Multi Phase Flow Meters, this studentship will provide a bursary up to £16,000 p.a.
  Low-cost paper-based sensors for rapid monitoring of water quality PhD
  Dr Z Yang, Dr F Coulon, Dr F Hassard
Application Deadline: 16 June 2020

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Microbiological contamination of water used for human consumption presents high risks to human health, and it occurs throughout low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
  Resource recovery (water, nutrients, heat) from distillery wastewater
  Dr M Pidou, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

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Sponsored through the EC funded H2020 project ULTIMATE, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,000 per annum (tax free) plus fees* for three years.
  Taking old drinking water treatment processes into the 21st Century
  Dr P Jarvis, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

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Sponsored by EPSRC, Thames Water and Anglian Water, this studentship will provide a bursary of £19,000 per annum (tax free) plus fees* for four years.
  Understanding domestic water use behaviour - PhD
  Dr H Smith, Dr P J Jeffrey
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This exciting fully funded PhD, will deliver innovative insights around domestic water use behaviours and the use of ‘smart’ water use sensors, in order to support more resilient water services well into the future against a backdrop of significant challenge.
  The synthesis of novel alkaline materials for carbon mineralisation to prevent climate change
  Assoc Prof P Renforth
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions at Heriot-Watt University.
  Development of low molecular weight organogelators
  Dr J Bear
Applications accepted all year round

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Low Molecular Weight Organogelators (LMWOs) are small molecules, which are able to gel organic species through intermolecular supra-assembly.[1-4] This property makes them very useful for oil spill remediation and clean-up, as you can apply the LMWO to floating oil slicks; gel the oil and scoop it out of the water.
  Lead isotope ratio measurements in microcosms and avian samples as indicators for the source of lead poisoning in wildfowl
  Dr J Barker, Dr S Barton
Applications accepted all year round

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Lead (Pb) poisoning is commonly linked amongst anthropogenically-caused deaths in waterfowl and this is often associated with hunting and fishing activities.
  Synthesis and Properties of Novel thermoresponsive polymers for water purification
  Dr S Barton, Dr J Barker
Applications accepted all year round

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Water is one of the basic necessities required for the sustenance and continuation of life. It is therefore important that supply of good quality water should be available for various activities.
  Energy Storage Materials
  Dr N Tapia-Ruiz, Dr J Griffin
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of energy storage materials is available under the joint supervision of Dr Nuria Tapia-Ruiz and Dr John Griffin in the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, commencing in October 2020.
  Disappearing into thin air? Understanding degradation of plastic polymers in soils and freshwaters
  Dr B Surridge
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastic pollution is one of the most pervasive threats facing global ecosystems. However, very little is known about the processes and governing factors that control the persistence of plastic polymers within environmental matrices such as soil or freshwater.
  Recycling of thermoset resins via the development of a solvent trigger de-curing system - NSIRC180 PhD Studentship - Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation
  Dr G Durand, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Most composites use thermosetting resins (>50%), there is currently no commercial recycling process for thermoset composites.
  NUAcT PhD Studentship in Biological self-healing for Sustainable Building and Smart Heritage Conservation
  Dr M Theodoridou
Application Deadline: 20 July 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 28 September 2020 for 3 years. Overview. We are pleased to announce a PhD studentship in the world’s first Hub for Biotechnology in the Build Environment.
  Computational Enzyme Design for the Development of Biotechnology to Create a new generation of living buildings (Ref: ET20/HLS/APP/SINGH)
  Dr W Singh
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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This PhD project will involve the following topics. Plastic breakdown. Computational enzyme design to suggest mutants which may improve the catalytic efficiency of PETase and MHETase for polyethylene terephthalate hydrolysis.
  Developing new, high-throughput and comprehensive, headspace approaches for the forensic analysis of ignitable liquids (Ref: SF20/APP/GALLIDABINO2)
  Dr M Gallidabino
Applications accepted all year round

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Ignitable liquids (ILs), such as gasoline and petrol fuel, are common chemicals used in the initiation of arson attacks. Their detection and profiling from debris is, therefore, of strong interest in forensic science and could provide vital evidence to assist in criminal investigations.
  Microfibre release from textiles leading to environmental pollution (Ref: SF20/APP/SHERIDAN)
  Dr KJ Sheridan
Applications accepted all year round

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Textile production is one of the world’s major polluters, and consumes vast water and energy resources. Fibre content of garments has been trending away from natural fibres towards synthetic fibres such as polyester and polyamide.
  Screening and analytical applications of novel triazine ligands for selective extraction of uranium (Ref: SF20/APP/MA)
  Dr R Ma
Applications accepted all year round

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Elemental and particularly isotopic analysis of uranium, e.g.
  The indoor home dust biome: characterising and communicating chemical hazards within our home (Ref: SF20/APP/DEAN)
  Prof J Dean
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a gap in our understanding of physical, chemical and biological characteristics of household dust, which has direct relevance to human health.
  EPSRC iCASE studentship in Lifetime Prediction of Elastomer Composites
  Dr J Busfield
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Development of predictive lifetime models for elastomer composites. An EPSRC iCASE funded PhD studentship opportunity has arisen based in the Soft Matter Group in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London.
  EPSRC iCASE studentship in Nanostructured Filler Reinforced Elastomer Composites
  Dr J Busfield
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Development of nanostructured reinforcing fillers to enhance physical and mechanical properties of elastomeric composites. An EPSRC iCASE funded PhD studentship opportunity has arisen based in the Soft Matter Group in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London.
  Modelling and optimising microbial nutrient cycling for the promotion of a circular bioeconomy
  Prof J Mcgrath, Dr J Chin
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Although microbial communities play major biogeochemical roles in all ecosystems, driving carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, they remain only crudely represented in existing biogeochemical models of these systems.
  PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for solar energy and environmental applications
  Prof Paul Bingham
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply.
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