Materials Chemistry and Engineering: Swansea University & European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Funded PhD Studentship: iTEC: Investigating Triazine-Based Syntheses at Extreme Conditions


    The principle objective of the project is to describe, classify and characterise the products of transformations, reactions and decompositions of triazine-based compounds occurring under high pressure and temperature conditions. The so-produced materials will be fully characterised and tested for properties such as superhardness, conductivity, (photo)catalytic performance, energy density, etc using state of the art materials testing laboratories within the Materials Research Centre of the College of Engineering. The project will provide a broad training in materials chemistry/engineering and high pressure synthetic techniques. It will involve production and characterization of samples coupled with advanced data analysis. The student will spend half of the duration of the scholarship in Swansea and the remaining half at the ESRF, giving the unique opportunity to work in an international laboratory and acquiring experience in a variety of state-of-the art experimental techniques. The project will involve interactions with a number of internationally leading scientists.

    Eligibility

    Applicants should hold or be completing an undergraduate honours degree with a 1st or a 2.1 classification. Degrees in all areas of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and other related subjects will be considered. Candidates that are imaginative, driven and ambitious are highly desirable.

    Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is open to UK/EU students only.

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    Benefits

    The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend per annum (value to be confirmed).

    There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

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