A fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship in materials chemistry at the University of Southampton is available.
The project will pioneer a novel parallel synthesis approach to discovery of functional materials. In addition to carrying out PhD research you will be closely involved in undergraduate teaching (20% time commitment in years 1-3), and will be supported by mentoring to achieve
- The available project concerns the synthesis of mixed anion materials those that contain both oxygen and a second, heavier non-metal such as sulphur or phosphorus – which have shown significant functionality, such as superconductivity and transparent conductivity but remain an underexplored area of chemistry.
- These materials often have challenging synthetic routes, which limits new materials development.
- We propose to breakthrough this barrier with an innovative parallel synthesis approach which will allow us to greatly diversify the known classes of mixed anion material, and identify new functional types.
- You will help to develop this new methodology and will also have opportunities to develop expertise in a range of materials characterisation techniques including use of our excellent in-house diffraction, microscopy and spectroscopy facilities and experiments at central facilities such as the Diamond synchrotron.
- A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent)
How to Apply
- Candidates should be made online here selecting “PhD Chemistry (Full time)” as the programme. Please enter Geoff Hyett under the proposed supervisor.
- Applyonline: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/how-to-apply/postgraduate-applications.page
- For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Organization||University of Southampton|
|Type of position||Doctoral|
|Subject areas||Materials chemistry,Functional,Inorganic, Supramolecular chemistry|
|Deadline||August 31, 2020|