Research topics for this PhD are very varied but can include microwave processing, wastewater treatment, greenhouse gases, removal of pollutants in water and soils as well as many other aspects.
This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years.
There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few universities in the UK with access to mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy and a ‘virtual-reality’ suite where you can construct and optimize your own complete processing plant.
Postgraduate students also have access to research facilities including a range of equipment, for example:
- total organic carbon
- strong acid digestion of rocks
- research test rigs - multiphase flow
- drop tube furnance
- flows in pipe rig
- microwave centre
Support for Postgraduate Research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one additional supervisor.
Regular formal supervision meetings, usually once a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic postgraduate advisors and student PGR reps who are available if you have a query about procedures relating to research study, are concerned about your progress or the facilities available.
All PhD students are enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering Training Programme, this is a structured programme of training drawing on formal external frameworks such as Joint Skills Statement, the Research Development Framework (RDF) and the Research Council guidance.
The Engineering and Science Research Council (EPSRC) has recognised our Faculty programme as a sector leading standard of postgraduate research development and training.
The faculty has excellent links with industry and will ensure you develop transferable skills that will be of benefit in a variety of careers. You will also have access to the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Programme.
- Entry requirements: 2.1 (or international equivalent) and / or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject
- IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element)