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Computational Chemistry: Modelling and simulation of the physical stability of suspensions

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, September 30, 2016
  • 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 suspensions. Suspensions are heterogeneous systems in which a solid phase is dispersed in a liquid medium. Despite their widespread application, the formulation of stable suspensions can still be 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, a few miles away from the stunning Lake District National Park.

You should have, or expect to have, a first-class degree or a good Masters 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 e-mail 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 (see http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply-for-postgraduate-study/ for details).

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 Chemistry Department operates a research student mentor programme. One of our current student mentors will be available to answer any of your questions about life and studying in our Department throughout the application stage and during your research degree at Lancaster.

The Chemistry Department particularly welcomes applications from women. We are committed to flexible working on an individual basis, we welcome and embrace diversity, and are committed to the Athena SWAN principles.

The Department is the holder of the Athena Swan Bronze Award.

Funding Notes

The studentship covers fees at the UK/EU rate plus the standard maintenance stipend (£14,296 for 2016/17). 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.

The minimum stipend will increase in line with the GDP deflator and this remains the start-point for determining minimum stipend levels and this gives the national minimum doctoral stipend for 2016/17 as £14,296.

How good is research at Lancaster University in Chemistry?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 12.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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