Chemistry: Fully Funded PhD at Swansea: Scalable Advanced Nanomaterials for Catalysis

  • Phd
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 15 November 2019

Chemistry: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Scalable Advanced Nanomaterials for Catalysis

Start date: January 2020

  • Dr Deb Roy, Department of Chemistry, College of Science
  • Professor Ken Meissner, Department of Physics

Project overview
Swansea University is seeking a top-class candidate to undertake a PhD studentship in the field of advanced nano-materials for catalysis. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work interdisciplinary and dynamic research environment in collaboration with Johnson Matthey, the leading catalyst manufacturer in the UK. The project will have the scope to work on synthesis as well as developing macro and nanoscale spectroscopic methods including micro-Raman and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with the aim of understanding properties at nanoscale. You will be based at the Department of Chemistry, and work in a dynamic collaborative environment with the Department of Physics, international collaborators such as Texas A&M and industry partners. Such research will enable a developing future variety of chemical processes that are deemed difficult or impossible with the current technologies.

Swansea University strongly encourages research collaboration worldwide and there may be opportunities for short term secondment abroad. This opportunity also provides a substantial tax-free stipend equivalent to many graduate jobs.


Academic requirements:
Candidates should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree and/or a Master's degree with Merit (or equivalent qualification) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Engineering or related discipline.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

Residency criteria:
This PhD scholarship is open to UK/EU applicants, or applicants with indefinite leave to remain in the UK.


Do you wish to become an international student next year?
Demonstrate your English skills with IELTS.


This scholarship is fully funded for three years covering UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,009.


To apply, please complete and return the following documents to the College of Science:
  • College of Science PGR Scholarship Applicationv2.pdf)
  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • A recent CV
  • Candidates should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.
Apply Now

Sign Up for Scholarship Updates

Get an email every week that 10.000's of students use to get the latest scholarships.