New Openings -  PhD in Chemical Engineering 

We have several exciting fully funded 3.5 years PhD projects at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS), an internationally leading centre for researching solutions to mitigate climate change. The centre includes state of the art laboratories, servicing a dynamic community of students and researchers, and is based at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.  

EPS2021/20: Model development and simulation of novel processes for CO2 direct air capture from the atmosphere - Dr. Mijndert van der Spek, email

EPS2021/21: Production of solar fuels - Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer, email:

EPS2021/22: Sustainable Cold Chain from Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) from Regasification Sites - Dr John Andresen, email:

EPS2021/23: Understanding reactive flow in porous media - Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer, email:

EPS2021/24: Design of multifunctional Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)-based materials for carbon capture and photocatalytic conversion - Dr Susana Garcia, email:

EPS2021/25:Developing ocean alkalinity enhancement technologies to prevent climate change and protect ecosystems - Dr Phil Renforth,

All applicants must have or expect to have a 1st class MChem, MPhys, MSci, MEng or equivalent degree by Autumn 2021. Selection will be based on academic excellence and research potential, and all short-listed applicants will be interviewed (in person or via Microsoft Teams). Most of these scholarships are only open to UK/EU applicants and for students who meet residency requirements set out by EPSRC For some projects, applications may be accepted for exceptional overseas applicants. If you are unsure of your funding status, please contact the project supervisor, before submitting an application.

All applications must be received by Sunday 14th February 2021.  

Read more here to find out about the application process.

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