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Environmental Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  KESS2 PhD Scholarship: Research into Microbially Enhanced Mine Water Geothermal Energy
  Dr A Mitchell
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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Low enthalpy geothermal heat recovery and storage in abandoned flooded coal mines is an area of increasing interest as we move towards decarbonised heating and energy systems in both domestic and industrial settings.
  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.
  Modelling Gas Turbine Blade Degradation in a High Fidelity Digital Twin
  Dr J Sumner, Dr N Simms
Application Deadline: 2 November 2019

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Sponsored by EPSRC and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,000 (tax free) plus fees* for four years.
  PhD Studentship in Rapid Ionic-liquid Screening for Enhanced Recycling Screening (RISERS)
  Dr A Brandt-Talbot, Prof P Fennell
Applications accepted all year round

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We are inviting applications of motivated candidates for a PhD studentship in the exciting global challenge of ‘Advanced plastic recycling’.
  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.
  Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Environmental Monitoring of Water for Undesirable Particles
  Dr S Monk, Dr D Cheneler
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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This PhD project concerns the design and development of a robust detection method for the real-time monitoring and determination of unwanted particles emitted from waterborne radionuclides as sometimes found in seawater and groundwater.
  Emerging application of gas plasma technologies
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas plasmas generate reactive environments at low temperature that can trigger chemical and bio-chemical processes that are hard to initiate by other means.
  PhD Studentship: Next-generation bio-fuels: optical and theoretical analysis of particulate formation
  Dr R Yang
Application Deadline: 29 September 2019

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Application details. Reference number. RYWS2019. Start date of studentship. 1 January 2020. Closing date of advert. 30 September 2019.
  Materials development for proton exchange membrane based fuel cells and electrolysers
  Prof P Kelly
Application Deadline: 18 October 2019

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PhD Type

Widescale deployment of fuel cell and electrolyser technologies is hindered by high precious metal loadings. This project will develop novel and advanced materials towards reducing and eliminating precious metal usage.
  North Tyne Crayfish Investigation.
  Dr C Walsh
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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This project is part of the ONE Planet DTP. Find out more here. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/one-planet/.
  Redox Flow Battery Materials for Energy Storage
  Dr P Nockemann
Applications accepted all year round

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INTRODUCTION. Applications from students (only UK/EU nationals due to funding restrictions) are invited for a research studentship at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast.
  A bioinformatics approach to understanding protein solubility tags
  Dr J Warwicker, Dr R Curtis
Applications accepted all year round

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The crowded environment of a cell cytoplasm reveals that proteins and other biological molecules co-exist at high macromolecular concentrations.
  [EPSRC - iCASE] Microbe – radionuclide interactions in legacy nuclear waste systems
  Prof J Lloyd, Prof K Morris, Prof S Shaw, Dr L Natrajan
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent work in the Geomicrobiology Group at the University of Manchester has shown that microorganisms can have a controlling impact on the speciation (and hence mobility) of key radionuclides in a broad range of natural and engineered systems.
  Multidisciplinary PhD Programme (3.5 years) Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

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Multidisciplinary PhD Programme (3.5 years). Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath is now accepting applications for the October 2019 intake.
  PhD in nanomaterials for artificial photosynthesis
  Dr S Eslava
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of artificial leaves is crucial to exploit the solar energy and meet the increasing population energy demand, which is rising 10% per year.
  The development of a fuel cell stack (power generator) for APU applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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This project focuses on the development of a low weight, low volume portable fuel cell device that can be used either as an APU system for small military vehicles or as a power supply for soldiers’ operation.
  Hot stuff? Evaluating the human exposure hazard presented by land contaminated with organic flame retardants
  Prof S J Harrad, Dr M Abdallah
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemical flame retardants (FRs) such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and chlorinated organophosphates (e.g. tris (2-chloroisopropyl)phosphate – TCIPP) have been used extensively in a wide range of applications worldwide.
  Microplastics as conduits of flame retardants in birds feeding on landfills
  Dr M Abdallah, Dr S J Reynolds
Applications accepted all year round

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There is increasing evidence of widespread ingestion of plastics by birds, mistaking it for food, during foraging. The demonstrated effects of plastic ingestion by birds include.
  Total Atmospheric Emissions from the Biosphere
  Dr W J Bloss, Dr L Kramer
Applications accepted all year round

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The dominant source of hydrocarbons to the atmosphere is vegetation – biogenic volatile organic compounds or BVOCs. In the atmosphere, BVOCs undergo chemical processing, leading to the formation of secondary pollutants such as ozone and organic aerosol particles, affecting human and environmental health and climate.
  Water and nutrient efficiencies in innovative forest management practice
  Prof S Krause, Dr S Ullah, Dr N Kettridge
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated candidate to join our team as a PhD student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) at the University of Birmingham.
  NERC Doctoral Training Centre Studentships with CENTA

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CENTA is a consortium of research intensive Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science

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The Centre for Doctoral training in Aerosol Science (CAS) is now recruiting to our 4-year PhD programme for 2019 entry.
  Novel nanostructured materials for distinguishing molecules and ions with small size difference
  Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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All across the world, people are facing a wealth of new and challenging problems, particularly the energy and environmental issues.
  Sustainable Lithium Mining and Recycling using Membrane Technology
  Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled.
  Water treatment with membranes in Scotland: what affects their performance, and how to improve their lifespan?
  Dr A Semião, Dr S Romero-Vargas Castrillon, Dr M Graham
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Mankind cannot survive without potable water. Despite this, our potable water resources are becoming more polluted due to human activity (e.g., mining, industry and agriculture), rendering them unfit for consumption.
  Material characterization for Polymer Display Liquid Crystal for Building Energy Efficiency application, Renewable Energy, University of Exeter – PhD (Funded)
  Prof T Mallick, Dr S Sundaram
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Project Description. The project is a part of recently funded EPSRC project entitled Advanced Building Façade Design for Optimal Delivery of End Use Energy Demand.
  PhD in Chemistry: Tracking the source and history of methane using novel isotope systems
  Prof F Stuart, Dr M Clog
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Despite the obvious importance of methane (CH4, natural gas), and decades of study, we still have little understanding of how and when it forms in sedimentary source rocks, what drives it into reservoir rocks, and what happens along the way to make the deposits economic or not.
  Magnox sludge immobilisation in bespoke acid-based geopolymers
  Dr S Bernal, Dr S Adu-Amankwah, Dr L Black
Applications accepted all year round

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Disposal of magnesium-bearing intermediate level waste sludge arising from reprocessed spent fuel from Magnox reactors in the UK presents significant decommissioning challenges.
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