EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product

Supervisor(s)

Contact Dr Anwesha Sarkar to discuss this further informally.

Project description

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 4 year funded PhD in Molecules to Product.

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product will train tomorrow’s research leaders with the skills and know-how in designing, characterising and developing the next generation of chemical and material based products.

The vision is to underpin a ‘design and supply’ paradigm instead of the current road map of inventing, developing then manufacturing. This approach will assist industry to mitigate against wasted development time and costs and to focus on products and processes where the risk of failure is reduced.

The research projects range from original research delivered entirely within an academic environment through to fundamental research in partnership with industry.

Benefits

  • Interdisciplinary training programme supervised by world class researchers
  • Key professional skills training with a focus on decision making, innovation and enterprise
  • Industrial research placement opportunities
  • The University has world-leading strengths in analytical science and associated facilities within the Bragg Centre
  • Benefit from partnerships with the Sir Henry Royce Institute and Diamond Light Source
  • Join research collaborations and training placements at universities and organisations from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia

Further information: moleculestoproduct.leeds.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 for MEng, MChem, MPhys (i.e. an enhanced 4 year degree), or 2:1 with a Merit MSc equivalent from areas including but not limited to: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics and Food Science. We will also consider applicants with Bachelor degree with 1st class Hons with a minimum of 2 years experience in industry.

How to apply

You can apply via the School of Chemical and Process Engineering. Make sure you complete the application form as fully as you can.

You’re required to provide the following information:

  • your proposed primary and secondary research areas (see moleculestoproduct.leeds.ac.uk
  • a brief one-paragraph summary of your research interests
  • grade(s) or degree classification(s) for your degree-level qualifications.

Important information: please add the title of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product to both the ‘funding’ and ‘research area/title’ section of the application form and use the programme code PHP-MOPR-4FT.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office (Faculty of Engineering) e: phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk