To qualify for Elphinstone funding you MUST have a First Class Degree or equivalent OR a 2.1 Honours Degree or Equivalent, PLUS MSc at Commendation/Distinction level in a relevant subject. Please note Elphinstone funding pays tuition fees only.
Borshch V, Kim YK, Xiang J, Gao M, Jakli A, Panov VP, Vij JK, Imrie CT, Tamba MG, Mehl GH, Lavrentovich OD. Nematic twist-bend phase with nanoscale modulation of molecular orientation. Nature Communications. 2013;4.
 Paterson DA, Xiang J, Singh G, Walker R, Agra-Kooijman DM, Martinez-Felipe A, Gan M, Storey JMD, Kumar S, Lavrentovich OD, Imrie CT. Reversible Isothermal Twist-Bend Nematic-Nematic Phase Transition Driven by the Photoisomerization of an Azobenzene-Based Nonsymmetric Liquid Crystal Dinner. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2016;138(16):5283-5289.
 Paterson DA, Gao M, Kim YK, Jamali A, Finley KL, Robles-Hernandez B, Diez-Berart S, Salud J, de la Fuente MR, Timimi BA, Zimmermann H, Greco C, Ferrarini A, Storey JMD, Lopez DO, Lavrentovich OD, Luckhurst GR, Imrie CT. Understanding the twist-bend nematic phase: the characterisation of 1-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4 '-yloxy)-6-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4 '-yl)hexane (CB6OCB) and comparison with CB7CB. Soft Matter. 2016;12(32):6827-6840.
 Xiang J, Li Y, Li Q, Paterson DA, Storey JMD, Imrie CT, Lavrentovich OD. Electrically Tunable Selective Reflection of Light from Ultraviolet to Visible and Infrared by Heliconical Cholesterics. Advanced Materials. 2015;27(19):3014-3018.
 Jansze SM, Martinez-Felipe A, Storey JMD, Marcelis ATM, Imrie CT. A Twist-Bend Nematic Phase Driven by Hydrogen Bonding. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 2015;54(2):643-646.
 Martinez-Felipe A, Lu Z, Henderson PA, Picken SJ, Norder B, Imrie CT, Ribes-Greus A. Synthesis and characterisation of side chain liquid crystal copolymers containing sulfonic acid groups. Polymer. 2012;53(13):2604-2612.
This project is advertised in relation to the research areas of the discipline of Chemistry. Formal applications can be completed online: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply. You should apply for PhD in Chemistry, to ensure that your application is passed to the correct College for processing. NOTE CLEARLY THE NAME OF THE SUPERVISOR, EXACT PROJECT TITLE AND INDICATE YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ELPHINSTONE FUNDING ON THE APPLICATION FORM. Applicants are limited to applying for a maximum of 2 projects. Any further applications received will be automatically withdrawn.
Informal inquiries can be made to Professor Imrie ([email protected]) with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Graduate School Admissions Unit ([email protected]).