Chemistry Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Positions

Excellent candidates with a background in chemistry, material science, developing energy materials for batteries and chemical engineering are strongly encouraged to contact us (details below), learn more about all the different projects available and find a suitable research project/group.

Potential PhD supervisors and Project area:

Dr Marcella Bassetto

Medicinal chemistry: in silico design and synthesis of novel drugs

Dr Francisco Martin–Martinez

Computational design of biobased nanomaterials

Dr James Ryan

Organic Electronics: Development of organic semiconducting materials and electronic devices

Professor Owen Guy

Radical materials and devices towards photomagnetism

 Required Eligibility

  1. Candidates must have a first or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or a Master’s degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline.
  2. For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests.
  3. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.
  4. Studentships funded by EPSRC are subject to UK/EU residency eligibility.
  5. Funding: This is a three-year fully funded scholarship, which covers UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual stipend of £15,245.

 How to Apply

  1. To apply, please complete and return the following documents to the College of Science:
  2. A recent CV
  3. all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process.
  4. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas (
  5. Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline.
  6. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  7. Applicants should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.
  8. Please email the documents to Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas ( and put ‘EPSRC 24-26 SCHOLARSHIP 2020-2021’ in the email subject header, or post them to:

Recruitment and Marketing Team

College of Science

Wallace Building

Swansea University

Singleton Park

Swansea SA2 8PP

  • Informal enquiries before the deadline for formal applications are welcome by emailing either the Postgraduate Research Admissions Tutor (Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas,
  • or any of the other faculty members listed in the departmental webpage  (see link below) to help identify a suitable potential research group and PhD supervisor

Quick overview

University                                                              Swansea University

Type of position PhD
Subjects Medicinal chemistry, biobased nanomaterial, Material Chemistry, chemistry
Closing date April 30, 2020
Start date October 2020


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