PhD Studentship available at University of Glasgow

Structure/activity relationships in heterogeneously catalysed selective hydrogenation reactions of relevance to agri-chemical production chains A recently completed industrially sponsored Ph.D. project, concentrating on the kinetics and hydrodynamics of nitrile hydrogenation, has enabled a catalyst specification to be defined that supports high amine selectivity and extended catalyst lifetimes.  A follow-on Ph.D. project is…

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PhD Studentship – Iridium-free Catalysts for Water Electrolysis with Manchester Metropolitan University

The clean and sustainable production of hydrogen offers an essential pathway to decarbonisation of numerous industries and technologies.  Electrolysers, which split water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity are expected to play a critical role in achieving such ambitions. Today, commercial proton exchange membrane electrolysers utilise precious metal catalysts such as…

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Fully funded PhD studentships – HeatToPower: A new generation of sustainable thermoelectric materials and devices

The EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemistry: Atoms-2-Products is offering 48-month PhD studentships associated with materials synthesis and characterisation in its thematic area “HeatToPower: A new generation of sustainable thermoelectric materials and devices”.Thermoelectric materials are capable of converting wasted heat into useful electrical energy and…

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Past Webinar: PhD Students Webinar on catalysis

When: 26 April 2021, 15:00 GMT A joint webinar from 3 PhD students on catalysis. Alex Hawkins (Glasgow), Gareth Davies (Sheffield) and Gregory Sulley (Oxford) will talk about their PhD projects. Gareth Davies (Sheffield) – Operando studies of aerosol-assisted sol-gel (AASG) catalyst synthesis via combined optical trapping and Raman spectroscopy Aerosol-assisted heterogeneous catalyst…

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