A three-year PhD student position in Materials Discovery of Nanomaterials for Autocatalysts at the Clean Materials Technology Research Group, UCL (University College London)
- The project is concerned with discovery of next generation nanoceramics for commercial autocatalysts.
- Nanomaterials libraries will be synthesised using continuous hydrothermal flow reactors.
- Nanomaterials will be designed with specific compositions and structures in order to affect their properties in the desired application of autocatalysts.
- The work will be principally experimental that involves nanoceramics synthesis.
- The work will include use of key analytical methods for inorganic materials, e.g. powder XRD, XPS, BET surface area, Raman spectroscopy, & catalytic testing or programmed reduction experiments.
- The main aim is to develop structure-property-compositional relationships to discover better autocatalysts; any lead nanomaterials that are identified in the initial work, will be scaled-up at UCL and evaluated further with accelerated ageing and catalytic testing in collaboration with industry and Harwell.
- The student will work as part of a bigger academic and industry team developing nanomaterials for catalytic auto-applications.
Requirements / Eligibility
- Only UK/EU students are eligible for this studentship.
- The candidates should have a good honours degree (first or upper second) chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or any related subject
- An enquiring and rigorous approach to research together (particular with an interest for laboratory based wet chemistry/materials research)
- A strong intellect and disciplined work habits.
- Training will be given in nanomaterials synthesis, characterisation and testing, and analytical techniques including electron microscopy.
- Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential.
Further Information: For any further details of the studentship, please contact Professor Jawwad Darr – email@example.com
Interested applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Professor Darr.
|Organization||UCL (University College London)
|Subject areas||Chemistry (Materials Discovery of Nanomaterials)|
|Fellowship amount||As per Uni. rules|
|Eligibility||Masters in Chemistry / related discipline|
|Deadline||16th February 2017|
Deadline: 16th February 2017, but the position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is found.