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  Charity, Piety and Commerce: Liverpool’s Bluecoat School and pragmatic politeness in the first half of the 18th century
 . AHRC-funded NWCDTP Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship 2019. Charity, Piety and Commerce. Liverpool's Bluecoat School and pragmatic politeness in the first half of the 18th century.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Nuclear (NGN)
Next Generation Nuclear PhD Studentships Next Generation Nuclear is a partnership between the Universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.
  School of the Arts
 The University of Liverpool's School of the Arts (SoTA) draws together a unique set of research and teaching expertise found across five departments in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  Beam transport issues in high-power x-ray Free Electron Lasers
  Prof A Wolski, Dr F Jackson
Applications accepted all year round
Supervisors. Prof. Andy Wolski (University of Liverpool), Dr Frank Jackson (STFC/ASTeC). A studentship is available from October 2019 to study issues associated with efficient transport and precision control of high-quality electron beams in high-power x-ray Free Electron Lasers (x-ray FELs).
  Growth and Characterisation of Alkali Antimonide Photocathodes for the LHeC prototype accelerator PERLE in Orsay
  Prof G Dearden, Dr T Noakes, Dr L Jones, Dr B Militsyn
Applications accepted all year round
Supervisors. Prof. Geoff Dearden (Liverpool University), Dr. Tim Noakes (STFC Daresbury Laboratory), Dr. Lee Jones (STFC Daresbury Laboratory) and Dr.
  The Study of Hybrid Plasmas for the Deposition of Superconducting Thin Films
  Prof J Bradley, Dr R Valizadeh
Applications accepted all year round
Supervisor. Prof. James Bradley (Liverpool University), Dr. Reza Valizadeh (ASTeC Daresbury). A studentship is available from Oct 2019 on the study the basic processes in a unique hybrid physical-chemical vapour deposition (HPCVD) system developed in the ASTeC group at Darebury.
  Advanced Anti-biofilm Surface Coatings Probed by Spatially Resolved Imaging and Microbiology Techniques
  Prof R Raval
Applications accepted all year round
This position will remain open until filled, so we recommend you apply as soon as possible. A fully funded PhD studentship is available on high-resolution imaging and spectroscopic probing of microbial interactions at surfaces and interfaces.
  AI Techniques for Advanced Materials Design
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Description. AI is a rapidly emerging technology with a wide and deep impact. Recently, there have been significant steps forwards in the use of AI techniques such as Deep Learning for the acceleration and enrichment of the materials discovery process.
  Computational Identification of New Inorganic Materials for Automotive Applications
  Prof M Rosseinsky, Dr M Dyer
Application Deadline: 14 May 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. This 42 month PhD project will apply new computational techniques to discover materials for application as pigments in the automotive industry with reduced environmental and energy impact compared to existing materials.
  Design and Discovery of Functional Inorganic Materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
New inorganic materials are needed to advance technologies such as batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage, and to develop basic science.
  Design and Discovery of large pore open framework materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr A Katsoulidis
Applications accepted all year round
Crystalline porous materials such as zeolites and aluminophosphates are essential for modern manufacturing of fuels and chemicals.
  Designing efficient search strategies for new materials discovery (Reference LRC1906CHEM)
  Dr D Bollegala, Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr M Gaultois, Dr V Gusev
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019
There is an urgent need to develop new experimental strategies to discover functional materials.
  Designing Targeted Nanomedicine Therapies
  Dr T McDonald
Application Deadline: 22 February 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool seeks applications for a post-graduate studentship leading to a PhD, starting September 2019 (or soon thereafter).
  Discovery of complex intermetallics as advanced magnetic and electrocatalytic materials (Reference LRC1901)
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr A Cowan, Dr J Alaria, Dr M Gaultois
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019
This project involves the experimental design and synthesis of new intermetallic materials and characterisation of their crystal structures and magnetic and electrocatalytic properties.
  Discovery of high-temperature superconductors using Deep Learning (Reference LRC1902CHEM)
  Dr D Bollegala, Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr M Gaultois, Dr V Gusev
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019
High temperature superconductivity has great promise to transform society because it offers the transmission of electricity without loss of energy and the creation of large magnetic fields with applications including healthcare.
  Discovery of solid electrolytes for new battery technology using Deep Learning (Reference LRC1904CHEM)
  Dr D Bollegala, Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr M Gaultois, Dr V Gusev
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019
In the quest towards safer and higher capacity batteries, the development of an all-solid-state battery is a top priority, and is currently limited by the lack of a high-performance material to serve as a solid state electrolyte.
  Elucidating the Role of Chemical Disorder in a Quantum Spin Liquid Candidate
  Dr L Clark
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
At the forefront of modern materials research is the pursuit of novel quantum states of matter, in which quantum mechanical effects determine the collective physical properties observable at a macroscopic level.1 A prime example in the context of magnetic materials is the quantum spin liquid (QSL).
  Formulation of Surface Treatments for Contamination Prevention
  Dr C Crick
Applications accepted all year round
The prevention of surface contamination is an issue of tremendous global importance, relevant to a wide range of different areas.
  High-resolution imaging and spectroscopic characterisation of physical and chemical interactions at bio-interfaces
  Prof R Raval
Applications accepted all year round
This position will remain open until filled, so we recommend you apply as soon as possible.
  Ice nucleation and the wetting of solid surfaces
  Prof A Hodgson
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019
Water is ubiquitous in our environment and is involved in many surface processes, ranging from technical systems, such as the redox reactions involved in fuel cell systems, through to environmental processes that drive climate change, such as ice nucleation in clouds.
  In situ far-infrared spectroscopy of electrochemical interfaces within batteries
  Prof L Hardwick, Prof R J Nichols
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019
In situ spectroscopies are amongst the most important innovations for modern electrochemistry since they are able to deliver precise molecular level views of electrochemical interfaces and reactions.
  Mobile robot chemists for autonomous solar fuels research
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Description. The production of clean solar fuels is a major challenge of our time and a longstanding Holy Grail in chemistry.
  Mobile robot chemists for discovery crystalline materials
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Description. Crystalline solids are important in a range of applications such as drugs and functional materials for energy applications.
  New Methods of Geometry Relaxation in Computational Chemistry and Materials Science
  Dr M Dyer, Prof P Krysta, Dr R Savani
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. This PhD position is funded by the Leverhulme Centre for Functional Materials Design that has been recently launched at the University of Liverpool.
  New reactions of sulfoxonium ylides – for safer synthetic chemistry
  Dr C Aissa
Application Deadline: 1 February 2019
Sulfoxonium ylides offer superior thermal stability over the parent diazo compounds. This advantageous safety feature has attracted interest from process chemists for the synthesis of drug candidates.
  Non-thermal plasmas in size-controlled bubbles: from fundamental understanding to control
  Dr A Slater, Dr J Walsh
Application Deadline: 1 March 2019
Non-thermal plasmas (NTPs) are cold enough to touch, but produce both intense UV radiation and highly reactive chemical species.
  Robot chemists for organic synthesis
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Description. Organic synthesis underpins multiple areas in society, from the production of drugs to the design of new functional polymers and other materials.
  Robotic formulation of solar fuel photocatalysts
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Description. The production of clean solar fuels is a major challenge of our time and a longstanding Holy Grail in chemistry.
  Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy and Imaging at Surfaces and Bio-interfaces
  Prof R Raval
Applications accepted all year round
A fully funded PhD studentship is available in high-resolution imaging and spectroscopic probing of microbial interactions at surfaces and interfaces.
  Sum-Frequency Generation (SFG) Spectroscopy of Fuel Cells
  Dr A Cowan
Application Deadline: 22 February 2019
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are fuel flexible, in-principle able to work with H2, CH4 and higher hydrocarbons.
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