Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Novel Sorbent Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture, Swansea University, UK


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November 30, 2015

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Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Novel Sorbent Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture, Swansea University

Swansea University's College of Engineering, in association with Sêr Cymru, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship.

Carbon dioxide is considered as one of the leading causes of climate change. CO2 sequestration (capture and storage) and utilisation (conversion to value added products) are technologies developed and employed to protect the environment from CO2 emissions. Within these technologies, our group has been specialising in developing advanced CO2 capture materials such as cross-linked polymer-based sorbents.

Throughout the project, the successful candidate will work at the design, preparation, characterization and application of new materials for CO2 capture for clean energy production. The successful student will particularly concentrate on novel solid sorbent materials with improved CO2 capture capacity, selectivity, regeneration energy efficiency and recyclability. This scholarship is funded by Sêr Cymru. The successful candidate will commence their PhD in January 2016. 

Swansea University’s College of Engineering provides a fantastic study environment for around 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. We offer a lively multidisciplinary approach to research that has seen over £100 million of research income generated since 2008: www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines: www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/research/ref-2014/

This research, development and innovation work will be carried out in the brand new facilities of the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) of Swansea University Bay Campus. The goal of ESRI is to “build the bridge to a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy future through the discovery and implementation of new technology.”  The development of advanced CO2 capture materials strategically integrates within this concerted effort. 

Eligibility

Candidates should have a first class or upper second class honours degree in engineering, mathematics, materials science or chemistry.

This position is open to all, but please note that only UK/EU tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship. International students are welcome to apply, but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU fee level and the international fee level.

Funding

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,562 p.a.

These positions are open to all, but please note that only UK/EU tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship. International students are welcome to apply, but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU fee level and the international fee level.

How to Apply

To apply for this studentship, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the project to:

Dr Enrico Andreoli: e.andreoli@swansea.ac.uk

Informal enquiries about this project are welcome and may be directed to Dr Andreoli at the email address above or by telephone: +44 (0)1792 602524.



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PhD
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Publish Date
October 21, 2015
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