Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry in United Kingdom

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Chemistry

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

A PhD in Chemistry will give you profound understanding of interdisciplinary fields such as nanofabrication, bioorganic chemistry, supramolecular synthesis, environmental and atmospheric chemistry and fuel cell research. These emerging areas are grounded in the traditional disciplines of physical, organic, inorganic, analytical and theoretical chemistry.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

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PhD Studentship in The development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD opportunity to support the development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing. [+]

Best PhDs in Chemistry in United Kingdom 2017/2018. PhD opportunity to support the development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as ‘3D printing’, is revolutionising the way we manufacture parts; permitting almost limitless design freedom and allowing more organic, more lightweight and more bespoke solutions. However production of metal parts by AM is a highly energetic and challenging process and the current state of the technology cannot produce parts with the consistency or geometric tolerances that are required for many applications. Through process monitoring we can improve part quality. Key parameters such as melt pool temperature, powder bed temperature and part form and part texture can be difficult to observe; requiring novel solutions. This PhD studentship offers the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers who are developing novel multi-sensor methods of measurement for AM surfaces. The multi-sensor measurement approach aims to fuse data collected by multiple measurement systems, allowing sources of noise to be rejected, and clearer insights to be made. The successful applicant will work alongside experienced researchers in developing a prototype multi-sensor measurement system, with responsibility for the development of the data capture and data fusion methods. Qualifications/ Education Excellent degree in engineering, computer science, science, or equivalent, qualifying the candidate for obtaining a doctoral degree Skills/Training Strong skill in computational methods or programming Good communication skills Ability to present scientific work in oral and written format Experience General engineering experience Experience with data fusion methods... [-]

EPSRC iCASE PhD studentship, Characterisation of Condition-Tolerant Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of improving the design of new fuel cell (FC) catalyst layers. [+]

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of improving the design of new fuel cell (FC) catalyst layers. Although Hg porosimetry and N2 sorption have aided understanding of FC catalyst layer structure, the difference between good layers and bad has not been adequately quantified and we cannot design a layer ‘from the bottom up’. Newer methods such as cryoporometry, FIB-SEM and X-ray CT will be coupled with the standard methods to minimise artefacts in layer characterisation. Characterisation data will be used to identify the reasons for different behaviours seen with differently structured layers and will define the role of the support in determining structure during layer formation. The ultimate aim is to enable design of carbon supports that lead to layers with the required structure and composition to give condition tolerant behaviour in an automotive or stationary FC. This project will address the issue that existing FC cathode layers can be susceptible to performance loss under cool, wet operating conditions. Applicants would be expected to possess at least an upper-second class degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, other engineering disciplines, or physical sciences. The stipend for eligible students would be £ £16,296 (figure for 2016/17 subject to inflationary adjustments each year). [-]

EngD in BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms). [+]

Best PhDs in Chemistry in United Kingdom 2017/2018. Last few places remaining for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy research area - October 2017 start. We offer talented graduates the opportunity to engage in the globally recognised research environment of The University of Nottingham. Advances in the biosciences offer genuine opportunities to focus on the world-wide challenges such as food security, new sources of energy and the development of sustainable sources for chemical products. Our training programme is fashioned to the individual needs of the student to ensure that they are equipped with the skills and experience they need to take them through their PhD journey and beyond into academic and other career opportunities. Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms). Students on the programme will spend time in the labs on three mini-projects to give a wide variety of experience and skills before starting work on their PhD project. The BBSRC awarded £12.5M to The University of Nottingham and its consortium partners for this Doctoral Research Programme. This innovative integrated four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) provides PhD students with a world-class training programme in Biotechnology and Biological Sciences. This DTP delivers a wide range of skills development targeted to prepare students for a successful research career, and generates a community for the exchange of ideas and experiences within and across student cohorts. In addition to their research project, all... [-]

PhD in Sustainable Chemistry (Doctoral Training Centre PhD, Digital Economy Centre for Doctoral Training PhD)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry is a four-year programme that offers fully-funded studentships to 14 students with a background in chemistry, engineering or biosciences. [+]

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry was developed in collaboration with industry and as a partnership of several disciplines, including chemistry, engineering, biosciences and business. The centre aims to provide students with first class research training as well as the technical, theoretical and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to become champions in sustainable chemistry. Programme overview The EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry is a four-year programme that offers fully-funded studentships to 14 students with a background in chemistry, engineering or biosciences. During the first year, students will develop their main research project and then work on this for the next three years. As well as academic training, students will further benefit from a professional skills programme and practical laboratory skills training. Key benefits include: innovative training approach and continuous professional development interdisciplinary exposure peer support network generous travel and consumables budget funded three-month placement in industry or another higher education institution tuition fees paid and a tax-free annual stipend of £14,296 available to UK and EU nationals Entry requirements Ideally, candidates are expected to hold at least an upper second class honours degree with a recognisable amount of chemical science content, from a four year undergraduate course (MSci, MChem, MEng, etc) or equivalent qualification. This qualification could include chemistry, chemical engineering, process engineering, food science, natural sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy or other first-degree topics with a directed input to the theme of sustainability and sustainable chemicals processing. Funding Tuition fees paid and a tax-free annual stipend of... [-]

PhD Chemical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials and energy. [+]

Best PhDs in Chemistry in United Kingdom 2017/2018. Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials and energy. This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters 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. Facilities There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few departments 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 optimise 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 furnace flow in pipe rig microwave centre Research support 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,... [-]

NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre

NOWNano The University of Manchester and Lancaster
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw [+]

NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre

 

NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw on knowledge from a broad spectrum of sciences and to work in inter-disciplinary teams. The challenge is to enable our students to understand the different languages and philosophies of disciplines as diverse as theoretical physics & astronomy and medicine.The aim of the first six months of the programme is to expose students to the full breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology and to provide them with the skills and background knowledge that they will need during their PhD projects in order to understand the diverse concepts and knowledge that they will inevitably encounter. To this end, the programme includes not only lecture courses and directed self-study (enquiry-based learning) but also extended (12 weeks-long) laboratory projects covering different aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.Also during this time students will have an opportunity to learn about the available PhD research projects through presentations by potential supervisors and visits to research labs. It is expected that many projects will be interdisciplinary, with co-supervision by academics from different Schools/Departments, providing students with access to the world class facilities.... [-]