Swansea University's College of Engineering, in association with Sêr Cymru, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship.
The objective of the project is to develop materials and processes for the valorisation of CO2. In particular, new catalysts and related apparatus will be designed, prepared, and applied for the photo and/or electro chemical conversion of CO2 to added value products, such as chemicals and carbon-based fuels.
This research, development, and innovation work will be carried out in the new facilities of the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) of Swansea University. 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 novel CO2 conversion technologies strategically integrates within this concerted effort. This scholarship is funded by Sêr Cymru.
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/
Our brand new Bay Campus (opening 1st September 2015) has a fantastic beachfront location near to Swansea City Centre and Marina. The Bay Campus is part of a £450 million development project at Swansea University. View the latest videos here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/campus-development/
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.
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,562 p.a.
Additional funds will be available for research expenses e.g. conference attendance, fieldwork.
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: email@example.com
The deadline for applications is 31st May 2015.
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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