PhD studentship in Understanding hydrocarbon behaviour in realistic zeolite cracking catalysts using neutron scattering and molecular modelling

A joint PhD is available between the University of Bath, ISIS Neutron and Muon Science and the UK Catalysis Hub.

The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project supervised by Dr Alexander O’Malley in the Department of Chemistry and Dr Jeff Armstrong from ISIS Neutron and Muon Science

The project will combine neutron scattering and molecular modelling techniques to study the dynamical behaviour of hydrocarbons in acidic zeolite catalysts. Candidates will have a unique opportunity to perform experiments using world class national facilities, alongside complementary modelling to gain insight into one of the most important chemical processes. 

The project will be based in the UK Catalysis Hub in Harwell, Oxfordshire, where the student can take advantage of the world class catalyst characterisation and testing facilities, and proximity to the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. 

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