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Inorganic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  New calcium phosphate bone cements for potential biomaterial applications; bone repair and/or scaffold fabrication
  Prof I Gibson, Prof J M S Skakle
Applications accepted all year round

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Calcium phosphates bone cements are widely used for bone-replacement materials due to their chemical similarity to natural bone but also their ability to set and harden in situ and their ability to be injected as a paste.
  Concrete 3D printing
  Dr S Ghaffar
Applications accepted all year round

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The four key characteristics of the fresh concrete relevant to 3D printing are. (1) Pumpability. the ease and reliability with which material is moved through the delivery system; (2) Printability.
  Novel surface spectroscopy methods for observing single layers of functional molecules
  Dr SK Beaumont
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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An exciting EPSRC (UKRI) DTG-sponsored PhD studentship has become available for an outstanding and ambitious chemist/spectroscopist to undertake research in an exiting project under the supervision of Dr.
  Understanding how (bio)molecular machines work
  Dr M Roessler
Applications accepted all year round

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Oxidation-reduction reactions underpin innumerable chemical reactions - and much of the chemistry of life. Our group investigates how oxidation-state changes govern respiration and photosynthesis and how nature has fine-tuned the redox properties of its many intricate molecular machines.
  Investigating the chemistry of antioxidants and polysaccharides present in date-fruit (Phoenix dactylifera) as a novel/potential therapies for neoplastic and infectious diseases.
  Dr H Morgan
Applications accepted all year round

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Date-fruit contains vast amount of phenols; approx. 80400µmol/100g, which portray antioxidant abilities.
  Hybrid Catalytic Systems for Sustainable Chemical Processing
  Dr x Wang
Application Deadline: 25 September 2019

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Catalysis plays a critical role in modern society, where 90% of all chemical processes involve heterogeneous catalysts. Nevertheless, heterogeneous and biological catalysis is still considered as one of the top 24 challenges in chemistry when asking “what’s next” in 2015 [1].
  Twisted Aromatic Molecules for Energy Applications
  Dr I Wright
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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This interdisciplinary project will involve the synthesis of twisted polyaromatic hydrocarbons with functionality suitable for organic solar cells and energy storage applications.
  Catalytic production of Hydrogen from waste: Utilising nanostructure catalysts
  Dr S Kondrat
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. CM/SK-Un1/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC).
  PhD Studentship in Inorganic Chemistry – Unconventional Alkali Metal Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
  Dr K Izod
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. January 2020 for 3 years. Overview. We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student to bring alkali metals (Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs) chemistry into new vistas for the first time over 100 years, and develop applications in energy storage and catalysis.
  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 continuous-flow platform for highly-efficient production of mesoporous zeolites
  Dr X Fan
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic zeolites are commercially important materials, primarily used as catalysts in a wide range of chemical industries such as petrochemical and environmental catalytic processes.
  Combined modulation excitation neutron and X-ray methods to understand catalytic systems
  Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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A longstanding challenge in liquid phase chemical science, is understanding the evolution of atomic and molecular structure of catalytically active sites during chemical reaction processes.
  Efficient methods for preparing mesoporous zeolites towards their catalytic applications
  Dr X Fan
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic zeolites are commercially important materials, primarily used as catalysts in a wide range of chemical industries such as petrochemical processes.
  Odd metal clusterings and peculiar phases in nuclear extraction processes
  Prof A Masters
Applications accepted all year round

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At the end of a nuclear reaction, many countries seek to recover unspent uranium and plutonium from the spent fuel. The most common way to do this is to dissolve the spent fuel in nitric acid, add some oil and also a special ligand.
  Transition metals supported on hierarchical meso-micro-porous material for low-temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR)
  Dr X Fan
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic zeolites are commercially important materials, primarily used as catalysts in a wide range of chemical industries such as petrochemical processes.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
  Metal dithiocarbamates and xanthates as potential masked labile precursors to metal oxides
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr D Lewis
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Traditionally, a range of high temperature powder processing techniques was used for the synthesis of metal oxide powders – the so-called shake and bake method.
  Magnetic hyperthemia for cancer treatment: synthesis, biofunctionalisation of nanoparticles for thermo-chemotherapy
  Prof N T K Thanh
Applications accepted all year round

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Functional magnetic nanoparticles for cancer treatment. Supervisor. Prof Nguyen TK Thanh. [email protected]; http:/www.ntk-thanh.ac.uk.
  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.
  De novo design of a new generation of catalysts based on rhodium coiled coils
  Dr A Peacock
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project will generate a new class of miniature metalloenzymes based on rhodium coiled coils, which bring together the power of enzymatic catalysis, as provided by the coiled coil miniature protein-type scaffold, and small molecule rhodium catalysis.
  Investigating Potential Applications of Functional DNA-based Materials and Sensors
  Prof J Tucker
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project falls into the areas of supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology and DNA nanotechnology and involves the preparation and study of DNA-based materials and sensors.
  Near-infra red emitting surfaces for new diagnostic platforms
  Prof Z Pikramenou
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project will develop new surfaces for diagnostic devices based on luminescence signal detection. A new approach will be used to make optically surfaces responsive surfaces using near infrared emitting metal complexes.
  Development of Optical Nanobiosensors for Opioids and Fentanyl-related Substances
  Dr O Adegoke, Prof N Nic Daeid
Applications accepted all year round

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Opioid use is currently on the increase and its abuse poses serious risks that affects the economic state of all societies worldwide as well as health and social wellbeing.
  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.
  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.
  Feedback-responsive protocells
  Dr P Beales
Applications accepted all year round

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Feedback in chemical systems can give rise to clocks, bistable switches or oscillations; all of these features are employed by living cells in order to generate robust decisions and outputs while existing in a deafening background of thermodynamic noise.
  Metallosupramolecular assemblies and metal-organic frameworks
  Dr M Hardie
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanometre-sized polyhedral or prismatic chemical architectures can self-assemble from combinations of transition metal cations and multifunctional ligands.
  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.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences - Fully funded 4-year doctoral studentships

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TMCS is the UK's only Centre for Doctoral Training dedicated to computational and theoretical chemistry. In the TMCS programme, you will receive integrated, in-depth training in the core areas of.
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