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Modelling and simulation of nanoparticle dispersions

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The studentship is supported by Johnson Matthey. The project will utilise multi-scale computer modelling and simulation to gain insights towards developing stable nanosuspensions. Nanosuspensions are heterogeneous systems in which a solid phase comprising nanoparticles is dispersed in a liquid medium. The formulation of stable nanosuspensions is a challenge. Whilst the basic principles are well understood, the systems are multi-component and hence complex, involving a large parameter space. The ability to model these systems will deliver substantial and far reaching impact in terms of both product design and formulation.

Lancaster University is consistently highly ranked (top 10) in the UK university league tables and is in the top 1% of universities globally. It is located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England close to the stunning Lake District National Park.

Applicants should hold, or expect to receive, a 1st class or good 2:1 UK Masters-level degree (or equivalent) in chemical, biochemical or physical sciences. They should have a strong mathematical ability, an aptitude for computer programming, and excellent communications skills, both written and oral.

Informal email enquiries prior to making an application are welcome, in which case contact Prof. Jamshed Anwar. Applications should be made via Lancaster University’s online application system.

The project is available immediately and applications will be considered in the order that they are received and the position will be considered filled when a suitable candidate has been identified.

The Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University provides a research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each student, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. Our commitment to these principles is reflected in our recent receipt of an Athena Swan Bronze Award.

Funding Notes

The studentship covers fees at the UK/EU rate plus the standard maintenance stipend (£14,553 for 2017/18). Overseas applications are welcome but would have to cover the difference in UK and overseas student fee. In your application please indicate any preference for any of the particular projects.

How good is research at Lancaster University in Chemistry?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 12.00

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