PhD in Computational Chemistry for Heterogeneous Catalysis

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Key facts

Application deadline 23 February 2018
Start date 1 April 2018
Duration 3 years
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.

Supervisors

Contact

Dr Ben Ward

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Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Eligibility criteria

Residency UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply
Academic criteria

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.

Contact

Dr Ben Ward

Administrative contact

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.

Please add 'PhD in Computational Chemistry for Heterogeneous Catalysis' when asked 'Please provide the name of the funding you are applying for'.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Contact

Dr Ben Ward

Administrative contact

Scholarships available worth £3,000 each for UK/EU students starting a master’s degree in September 2018.

Eligible research programmes