PhD in Computational Chemistry for Heterogeneous Catalysis
|Application deadline||23 February 2018|
|Start date||1 April 2018|
|Level of study||Postgraduate research|
|Award type||PhD studentship|
|Number of studentships||1|
This project will involve the application of atomistic and quantum chemistry simulation to understand the mechanism of glycerol and related alcohols over the surface of oxide catalysts.
This forms part of a larger research programme to understand how this important by-product of biodiesel production can be transformed into useful chemicals.
The research team has both computational and experimental aspects so that results from the simulations will be used to help drive catalyst discovery.
Reader in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Professor of Catalytic and Computational Chemistry
|Tuition fee support||Full UK/EU tuition fees|
|Maintenance stipend||Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum|
|Residency||UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply|
You should hold a first degree in chemistry, physics or a related discipline at the 2:1 or 1st class honours level. A keen interest in the application of computer simulation to chemical properties and reactivity will be essential.
Consideration is automatic on applying for a Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) with an April start date.
In the 'Research Proposal and Funding' section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.
Please select 'No, I am not self-funding my research' when asked whether you are self-funding your research.
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We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.