ORGANISATION NAMECardiff University
ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesNatural sciences
Several research projects will be available studying the molecular level properties controlling the performance of key catalytic systems. A wide range of techniques will be employed including synthesis, characterisation and testing of catalytic systems, but also, where appropriate, synchrotron and neutron based experimental methods (employing the UK Diamond synchrotron and ISIS neutron facilities), together with computer modelling.
Research topics will relate to the following catalytic systems:
- supported nano-metallic catalysts used in a wide range of processes including oxidation, hydrogenation and C-H activation as well as photo-catalytic reactions
- microporous catalysts employed in hydrocarbon synthesis, isomerisation and oxidation catalysis
- metal oxide and carbide catalysts used in CO2 activation.
Much of the research relates to environmental remediation, renewable energy and synthetic fuels. All projects will explore areas of key scientific and industrial importance and will train the student in advanced experimental and/or computational techniques.
What is funded
Tuition fee support: Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend: Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum
Residency: Open to all UK/EU students without further restrictions
Academic criteria: Degree in Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Physics and Materials Science are all acceptable. There is no minimum degree classification.
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