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Swansea University College of Science

Swansea University/College of Science: two PhD Scholarships in Tailored Nanomaterials for Biomedical and Energy Applications

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2017

Project descriptions:

We invite applications for two PhD positions funded by the EPSRC. Successful candidates can choose one of the following projects:

  1. Materials for cancer immunotherapy
  2. Next generation nanomedicine: developing the capacity of polymeric materials for the engineering of morphologically discrete, biodegradable and smart nanovectors
  3. Fluorous interface engineering for efficient CO2 reduction
  4. Solar optofluidic device for flow chemistry and artificial photosynthesis
  5. Synthesis and characterisation of novel microporous materials for Mixed Matrix Membranes (MMMs) and Catalysis applications


Candidates must have at least an upper second-class honours BSc, MSci/MChem UK degree, or equivalent EU qualification in a relevant discipline, a good background in chemistry and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Informal enquiries before the deadline for formal applications are welcome by emailing Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas ([email protected])


This is a three year fully-funded Swansea University scholarship, open to UK/EU candidates. The student will receive an annual stipend of £14,553 plus full UK/EU tuition fees.


Swansea University is a cutting edge research and teaching environment with state of the art facilities having achieved top 30 UK status in REF2014 and top 10 in overall student satisfaction (NSS 2015). We are a growing as an ambitious and forward thinking institution that has a strong reputation in STEM where interdisciplinary teaching, research and innovation are intrinsic in all that we do. The College of Science aims to bring science to life through globally excellent and impactful research, passionate hands-on teaching and two-way engagement with the business community to share a vision in which science plays a significant role in the understanding and shaping of our world today. As part of our growth plan we are introducing a modern Chemistry Department where postgraduate students will be able to develop international level research.

Swansea University College of Science

How to apply:

Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation by the stated deadline.

To apply for this studentship, please download the research scholarship application form and return it to the College of Science with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to [email protected]
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • A recent CV
  • Applicants should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and research interests.

Please email the documents to [email protected] or post them to:

Recruitment and Marketing Team
College of Science
Wallace Building
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP

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