The Department of Chemical Engineering has a number of University funded PhD studentships available in the Research Themes of Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering, Nano- and Micro-Scale Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering and Catalytic, Separation and Purification Technology to start in October 2018. Many of these areas overlap and we welcome applications from individuals who are interested in developing a PhD project based on the broad topics described below with a supervisor. UK/EU students are eligible to receive University funding although we welcome applications from any students who are able to self-fund and we may be able to provide a partial fee waiver for exceptional international candidates.
The Energy and Environmental Engineering research area: Energy-Environmental-Engineering within the Department is very broad, ranging from development of technology to enable production of clean fuels and hydrogen storage to water pollution control and tools to enable environmental solute detection. Work in this area can be experimental or indeed use computational modeling to understand how, for example, contaminants disperse in liquids and gases.