Cardiff School of Chemistry PhD Studentship: Nanocatalysts for the clean chemical synthesis of valuable specialty chemicals and sustainable bio-fuels (PhD Studentship)
Reference Number: R838
Key Studentship Information
Project Title: Nanocatalysts for the clean chemical synthesis of valuable specialty chemicals and sustainable bio-fuels
An Industrially sponsored PhD studentship is available for a well-qualified candidate to develop new nanocatalysts for the clean chemical synthesis of valuable specialty chemicals and sustainable bio-fuels within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute.
The research project will involve inorganic materials synthesis, surface science and organic reactions to deliver new nanotechnologies for sustainable biofuels production, and selective oxidation and hydrogenation chemistry for pharmaceuticals manufacture.
The successful applicant will join an enthusiastic team within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, gaining hands-on training and expertise in advanced analytical instrumentation including XPS, XAS, GC-MS and high-resolution TEM, and travelling to international research centres and overseas conferences during their studentships.
For further information on our research group, please visit the Cardiff Surfaces, Materials & Catalysis Group's website.
The studentship offers full costs (fees plus stipend) for 3 years for UK/EU citizens.
Number of Awards: 2
Academic Criteria: Candidates should be expected to receive a 2:1 or 1st class MChem degree this July.
Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals, and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a University application using the Online Application Service and apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry), 01-Oct-2013 start.
Application deadline: 30 December 2012.
For more information on the funding opportunity and details on how to make an application please contact the supervisor team:
Dr Karen Wilson
Phone: +44 (0)29 208 70827
or Professor Adam Lee
Phone: +44 (0)29 208 74778