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Inorganic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Enhancing the conductivity of the solid electrolyte Ba7Nb4MoO20 for application in intermediate temperature fuel cells
  Prof A McLaughlin, Dr E Wildman
Applications accepted all year round

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Fuel cells convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy with high efficiency and low emission of pollutants. In a fuel cell the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen produces water and electricity and as such provides a clean alternative to fossil fuels.
  Development and tuning the optical properties of metal-free quantum dots
  Dr G Fern
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  EPSRC DTP Hub – Biosensors and Diagnostics

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Cardiff University has established a new interdisciplinary training hub (IDTH) for a postgraduate student training and research program that addresses the urgent need for state-of-the-art biosensors and diagnostics.
  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.
  PhD in Chemistry: Single or Double? A Radical Approach to Synthesis via Frustrated Lewis Pairs Through EPR Characterisation
  Dr E Richards, Dr R Melen
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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This PhD project aims to characterise electron transfer processes that direct the chemical reactivity of Frustrated Lewis Pairs, opening the potential for divergent reactivities in organic synthesis and small molecule activation.
  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.
  Sustainable Catalysis Using Non-Metals
  Dr R Melen
Applications accepted all year round

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This research program will illustrate new design strategies to synthesise ambiphilic molecules that contain both electrophilic (Lewis acidic) and nucleophilic (Lewis basic) sites that may be employed as catalysts (known as Frustrated Lewis Pairs).
  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.
  Catalytic conversion of bio-renewables with heterogeneous catalysts
  Dr C Hammond
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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Introduction. Non-renewable fossil resources currently account for the production of 96 % of all organic chemicals on an industrial scale, which limits the overall sustainability of the chemical sector.
  Catalytic upgrading of C1 compounds
  Dr C Hammond
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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Introduction. C1 compounds such as CO2 and CH4 are increasingly important building blocks for the chemical industry. Yet, methods of converting these abundant compounds into useful chemicals and fuels are hampered by several practical, technical, and economic challenges.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Synthesis & Reaction Technology (rEaCt) - 5 Studentship Projects Available

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Fully funded EPSRC – and some industry-funded – studentships are available for Home Students and EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start date a CDT studentship, i.e.
  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.
  Magnetic-polymer hydrogels for controlled drug release
  Dr A Perera, Dr N Hill, Prof M Fielder
Applications accepted all year round

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This dynamic, multidisciplinary project involves developing a facile technique to fabricate polymer hydrogels incorporated with Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) for controlled drug delivery applications.
  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.
  PhD Studentship in Electrochemical Surface Science of Energy Storage Materials
  Dr S Mertens
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of electrochemical surface science of energy storage materials is available under the supervision of Dr Stijn (Stan) Mertens in the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, commencing in July 2020.
  SLowCat (Securing a sustainable fuel supply through controlled synthesis of low-dimensional catalysts): 3D Assembly of Single Atoms into multi-structured catalysts
  Dr M Dragosavac
Application Deadline: 16 June 2020

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Reference number. CG-MD-2007. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 16 June 2020. Interview date. 5 August 2020.
  SLowCat (Securing a sustainable fuel supply through controlled synthesis of low-dimensional catalysts): 3D/2D catalysts for waste streams
  Dr J Wagner
Application Deadline: 16 June 2020

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Reference number. CG-JW-2008. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 16 June 2020. Interview date. 6 – 8 July 2020.
  SLowCat (Securing a sustainable fuel supply through controlled synthesis of low-dimensional catalysts): Active Single-atom Catalysts
  Dr S Kondrat
Application Deadline: 16 June 2020

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Reference number. SK/CM-CDT/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 16 June 2020. Interview date.
  SLowCat (Securing a sustainable fuel supply through controlled synthesis of low-dimensional catalysts): Liquid-Phase biorefinery catalyst
  Dr S Dann
Application Deadline: 16 June 2020

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Reference number. SD/CM-CDT/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 16 June 2020. Interview date.
  SLowCat (Securing a sustainable fuel supply through controlled synthesis of low-dimensional catalysts): 2D Assembly of Single Atoms into Support Structures / Nanomembranes
  Dr Y Su
Application Deadline: 16 June 2020

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Reference number. CG-YS-2006. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 16 June2020. Interview date. 6 – 8 July 2020.
  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 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.
  PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for waste immobilisation 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.
  Molecular modelling insights into the performance of polymeric coatings containing active corrosion inhibitors
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Prof X Zhou, Dr C Avendano
Application Deadline: 22 July 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to, for the first time, connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of protective coatings and nanocomposite materials.
  Enabling synthesis of fine chemicals through heterogenized catalysis
  Research Group: Process Development and Integration
  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.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Research Group: Process Development and Integration
  Dr C D'Agostino, Prof R Raveendran Nair
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.
  Modelling photosynthetic water oxidation
  Dr P O'Malley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims use molecular modelling methods and spectroscopy to understand how the protein environment of electron transfer cofactors in photosysnthesis and in particular how the water oxidising complex, facilitates electron transfer and also helps stabilise these radical species to maintain a charge separated state.
  (ICASE) Thermal aging and degradation of epoxy coatings at oxidised interfaces
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Prof S Lyon, Miss SM Morsch
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Project description Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a major problem at many industrial sites, commonly occurring in steel process plants and pipework operating at high temperatures.
  Cross-linking 2D metal sulfides: An elegant solution to sour corrosion.
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr R Lindsay, Dr D Lewis
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Corrosion is an omnipresent concern in geothermal power plants and oilfield infrastructure, costing more than £1.1 billion per annum.
  Development of Effective Corrosion Testing Approaches for Performance Evaluation of Organic Coatings
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr M Curioni, Prof X Zhou
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to, for the first time, connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of protective coatings and nanocomposite materials.
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