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Organic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 119 Organic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Synthesis and properties of novel organic macrocycles (CAMMIDGEAU20SF)
  Prof A N Cammidge, Dr I Fernandes
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This PhD project will exploit recent advances in the group to investigate new porphyrin-phthalocyanine hybrids and their subsequent assembly into higher-order supermolecules.
  Chemical Probes for Clinical Optical Imaging
  Prof M Bradley, Dr A Megia-Fernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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The EPSRC IRC Proteus (Proteus) - Multiplexed ’Touch and Tell’ Optical Molecular Sensing and Imaging - Lifetime and Beyond” is an Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Bath, Heriot Watt, Durham and Dundee.
  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.
  Processing of Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) for CWA capture and destruction
  Dr M Ferrari, Prof N McKeown
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) are microporous materials that are characterized by a very large volume of interconnected pores.
  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.
  Fractionation of iron-titanium oxide minerals in mafic-ultramafic magmatic systems: Case studies from Greenland and South Africa.PhD in Geology (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr J Andersen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Jens C. Andersen, Camborne School of Mines, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Electrosynthesis - Exploring the Potential of Electrogenerated Radicals!
  Dr K Lam
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Electrosynthesis is a powerful tool in organic chemistry that circumvents the use of expensive and toxic reagents for the generation of reactive intermediates.
  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.
  Mobile robotic chemists for complex formulations (iCase joint with Unilever Research)
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 18 March 2020

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Description. Mobile robotics are an emerging approach for the discovery of complex materials. This studentship will focus on the development of these methods in the context of complex, multicomponent formulations.
  NMR-Driven Design of Ion Transporting Materials
  Dr F Blanc
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a graduate to join the Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, UK for a 36-month Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD studentship.
  Development and application of in-situ electrochemical TEM methods for energy storage application
  Dr B Mehdi
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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The drive to harness alternative energy sources that avoid environmentally damaging hydrocarbon fuels has led to a global research effort into the development of new energy storage technologies.
  EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry Atoms-2-Products: An Integrated Approach

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Industry-supported 48-month PhD studentships. (Two fully-funded scholarships available at the. EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry.
  Minimal Peptide Scaffolds for Modelling and Catalysis
  Dr N Mitchell, Dr A Croft
Applications accepted all year round

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Iron-sulfur clusters are ubiquitous cofactors in nature; present in a variety of metalloproteins, these clusters mediate a broad variety of essential biological processes, including electron transfer, reaction catalysis (hydrogenase, nitrogenase, etc.), oxygen-sensing and the regulation of gene expression.
  Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Division PhD project: Proteases in the ubiquitin system – from molecular mechanisms to the development of novel inhibitors
  Dr I Dreveny
Applications accepted all year round

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Ubiquitin is a posttranslational modifier that tags substrate proteins for degradation and regulates virtually all known cellular processes.
  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.
  Designing novel composite polysaccharide nanoparticles for combined diagnosis and treatment of cancers
  Dr E Barbu, Dr A Lalatsa
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer continues to impose a vast burden with regard to financial costs as well as human suffering but the progress in its treatment is hindered by the limited selectivity and significant side-effects that the current chemotherapy demonstrates, representing a major challenge for modern drug delivery.
  Photochemical synthesis of new drug-like scaffolds
  Dr C Smith, Dr A T Russell
Applications accepted all year round

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"Our laboratory is interested in the application of enabling technologies, such as continuous flow[1] and photochemistry,[2] for the synthesis of useful functional molecules such as drugs, agrochemicals and materials.
  Polymers capable of Self-Repair
  Prof W C Hayes
Applications accepted all year round

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A synthetic-focussed project, this will target the generation and materials assessment of novel polymers that are capable of either autonomous or stimuli-responsive repair in order to recover the mechanical characteristics of the pristine material.
  Carbohydrate analysis for biomedical applications.
  Dr S Allman
Applications accepted all year round

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Changes in the patterns of carbohydrates produced by the cell can provide insights into disease states, revealing perturbations and differences in cellular metabolic processes.
  Novel strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of snakebites
  Dr S Vaiyapuri
Applications accepted all year round

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Snakebites represent a major neglected tropical disease affecting several million people worldwide and resulting in as many as 150000 deaths each year.
  The effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA, “fish oils”), on vascular and potassium channel function
  Dr A McNeish, Dr G Cottrell, Dr F Tamagnini
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a large body of evidence that consumption of oily fish or supplementation of fish oils leads to improvements in cardiovascular heath (as well as other health benefits including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects).
  A Pd-catalysed cyclisation strategy to chiral nitrogen heterocycles
  Prof JPA Harrity
Applications accepted all year round

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We have recently devised a novel conjunctive reagent that is generated in the presence of a palladium catalyst, and demonstrated that this can be exploited in the synthesis of chiral heterocyclic products.
  An asymmetric synthesis of atropisomeric functionalised intermediates
  Prof JPA Harrity
Applications accepted all year round

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Atropisomers are stereoisomers that occur because of hindered rotation about a single bond, and this leads to two or more conformers that interconvert slowly enough to be isolated as single components.
  Catalytic asymmetric methods to make chiral building blocks
  Prof S Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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There is increasing need within the pharmaceutical and fine chemical sector to develop chemical building blocks that possess different shapes and morphology to those commonly used to construct molecules of biological interest.
  Chemical probes to investigate mechanisms of bacterial resistance
  Prof S Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Antibiotic resistance is seen as a significant threat to modern healthcare, especially in light of an increasing and aging population who will place additional burden on this sector.
  Investigating mechanism, reactivity and catalysis in organic, supramolecular and biological chemistry
  Prof NH Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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We are interested in designing and synthesising organic molecules to investigate the basis of catalysis, and to apply these principles to designing our own, artificial catalysts.
  Investigating mechanism, reactivity and catalysis in organic, supramolecular and biological chemistry
  Prof NH Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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We are interested in designing and synthesising organic molecules to investigate the basis of catalysis, and to apply these principles to designing our own, artificial catalysts.
  Metal-organic nanosheets (MONs): Programmable 2D materials for use as sensors, catalysts, membranes and devices
  Dr J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional nanomaterials such as graphene hold enormous potential for use in advanced electronics, energy, separation and composite materials applications.
  Microporous polymers for energy and sustainability
  Dr R Dawson
Applications accepted all year round

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Microporous polymers are a class of porous material made from organic building blocks possessing high surface areas and chemical stability.
  Oxidative transformations of alkylboronic esters.
  Dr BM Partridge
Applications accepted all year round

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Building on work in the Partridge group, this project will explore new oxidative transformations of alkylboronic esters. This work is suitable for ambitious students with a strong interest organic synthesis, and will involve aspects of catalysis, organoboron chemistry, and asymmetric synthesis..
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