Current opportunities for PhD graduate study in CBE.
The department currently has around 85 PhD students. These students are funded mainly by the UK Research Councils, University Scholarships, Industry and from overseas. We are currently seeking applications for studentships in all areas of the department's research interests.
The projects listed indicate their appropriate funding stream and the eligibility associated with each funding stream is detailed below the table. All studentships are expected to commence within the next 12 months.
|Currently offered studentships|
|Project Title||Supervisor||Funding Stream
(see notes below)
|Deadline||Full Project Details|
|Biofuels from microalgae – the role of microbial consortia||Dr Raman Vaidyanathan||DTA||22nd June 2013||pdf (154KB)|
|Measuring Adhesion Between Particles||Prof. Agba D Salman||DTA, SF||20th June 2013||pdf (17KB)|
|The Disintegration Rates and Mechanisms of Tablets as Measured using a Novel Particle Imaging Approach||Prof. Agba D Salman||DTA, SF||20th June 2013||pdf (17KB)|
|Improving Selectivity of an Optical Gas Sensor for Volatile Organic Compounds||Dr Alan Dunbar & Dr Stephen Ebbens||SF||open||pdf (142KB)|
|Development and characterisation of a spray-coating system for polymer solar cells||Dr Alan Dunbar & Prof. David Lidzey||SF||open||pdf (145KB)|
|Flocculation Processes in Water treatment: Modelling Across the Length Scales||Dr Rachel Smith||SF||open||pdf (62KB)|
|High Pressure Oxy-Fuel Power Generation with Carbon Capture and Sequestration using Biomass||Prof. Vida Sharifi||SF||open||pdf (217KB)|
|Towards Science Based Design Tools for Pharmaceutical Granulation: an Integrated Experimental and Multi-Scale Modelling Approach||Dr Rachel Smith||SF||open||pdf (328KB)|
|Multi-scale modelling of biofilm growth and removal in urban water systems||Dr Rachel Smith||SF||open||pdf (139KB)|
|Granulation in the Pharmaceutical Industry||Dr Rachel Smith||SF||open||pdf (326KB)|
|Liquefaction of fat-bound particle agglomerates||Prof. Agba D Salman||RC||20th June 2013||pdf (60KB)|
|Reversible thermo-responsive polymers for inherently safer lithium battery electrolytes||Dr Diego Fernandez Lisbona||DTA, SF, US||open||pdf (136KB)|
|Improving sustainability in heterogeneous catalysis through understanding the role of carbon||Dr James McGregor||DTA, SF||open||pdf (63KB)|
|Linking Protein Stability and Expression for Optimal Biomanufacturing by CHO Cells.||Dr. Robert Falconer
Dr John Liddell
|RC||30th May 2013||pdf (148KB)|
|Regenerated silk fibroin peptides as high valued functional biomaterials||Dr. Xiubo Zhao||DTA, FW, SF, US||open||pdf (59.6KB)|
|Mechanistic study of molecular assembly for gene and drug delivery||Dr. Xiubo Zhao||DTA, FW, SF, US||open||pdf (60.6KB)|
|Plasma Reactors for converting CO2 into Fuels||Prof. R. W. K .Allen||RC||open||pdf (67KB)|
|Adsorbents for converting Carbon Dioxide into Fuels||Prof. P. Styring||RC||open||pdf (67KB)|
|Processes for Converting Carbon Dioxide into Fuel (CCU)||Prof. R. W. K. Allen||RC||open||pdf (66KB)|
|Mixing Engineering and Ecology to Fix Broken Ecosystems||Dr. Jagroop Pandhal||FW||open||pdf (96KB)|
|Tablet disintegration - Can we use disintegrants in a fat based system?||Prof. A. Salman||RC||open||pdf (130kb)|
|Twin Screw Granulation: Improved granule quality via on-line monitoring, simulation and modelling||Prof. A. Salman||RC||open||pdf (130kb)|
|Roller Compaction –Improving efficiency and particle characteristics||Prof. A. Salman||RC||open||pdf (130kb)|
|Chemical modification of microbubble generating membranes for improved wetting behaviour and microbubble generation efficiencies.||Dr. Jonathan Howse||SF||open||pdf (192kb)|
|Protein engineering, design and selection – Carbonic anhydrase for carbon dioxide capture and sequestration||Dr Tuck Seng Wong||US, FW, SF||open||pdf (<200kb)|
|Protein engineering, design and selection – Carbonyl reductase coupled with cofactor regeneration system for chiral alcohol production||Dr. Tuck Seng Wong||US, FW, SF||open||pdf (95kb)|
|Protein engineering, design and selection – Eukaryotic cytochrome P450s for ecdysteroid syntheses||Dr. Tuck Seng Wong||US, FW, SF||open||pdf (95kb)|
|Formation of odour in wastewater collection systems||Dr. Henriette S. Jensen||US, FW, SF||open||pdf (285kb)|
|Biofilms in urban water systems: fundamentals to application||Prof. Catherine Biggs||US, FW, SF||open||pdf (185kb)|
Funding Stream Details:
- RC (Research Council) - These studentship are funded by a research council grant and will often be restricted to Home and EU students. International applicants are welcome to apply but additional funding will need to found to cover the higher fees associated with international studentships.
- DTA (Doctoral Training Award) - Studentships funded via this route are funded by the department and awarded on a competitive basis. They are restricted to Home and EU students only. Home students are eligible for Fees+Stipend. EU students are eligible for Fees only.
- US (University Scholarship) - University scholarships are awarded to the individual applicant on a competitive basis. They are available to Home, EU, and International students. See University Scholarships for more information.
- FW (Fee Waiver) - The department has, at its discretion, funds which it can offer to facilitate and put towards any application. The level of funding made available will be made on an individual basis and determined by the financial situation of the applicant.
- SF (Self Funding) - Applications for studentships from sponsored or self-funding student are welcome at any time. Please highlight this on any application made.