PhD Studentships

Current PhD vacancies are listed below. See the postgraduate pages for more information on our PhD programmes.

Current Available Studentships

Computational Chemistry Studentships

3 years PhD Studentship - Computational modelling of de-NOx reactions in metal-exchanged zeolites.

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Supervisors: Dr Furio Cora and Dr Rob Bell, University College London, Chemistry Department

Computational studies of transition metal hydride hydrogen storage materials

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An Engineering Doctorate in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (http://www.m3s.ucl.ac.uk/about/).

Polymer synthesis, modelling and electrochemistry for the understanding of electrostatic charging of insulating materials

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Dr Katherine B Holt, Dr Hugo Bronstein and Dr Dewi W Lewis

Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship based in the Department of Chemistry, University College London. This multidisciplinary project is focussed on understanding radical formation on polymer surfaces and relating this chemistry to the well-known phenomenon of electrostatic charging that takes place when two materials are rubbed together. 

2 x PhD projects in the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Chemistry Department of University College London

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Two PhD positions are available in Prof. Angelos Michaelides’ ICE research group in the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Chemistry. The theoretical/simulation projects are aimed at applying and developing computer simulation approaches to better understand the formation of ice.

Applications for Research Engineers for the Engineering Doctorate Centre in Molecular Modelling and Materials Simulation - Prof Nora de Leeuw

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Summary: Applications are invited for Research Engineers for the Engineering Doctorate Centre in Molecular Modelling and Materials Simulation. The Engineering Doctorate Centre is jointly run by the Departments of Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics and the Birkbeck Industrial Materials Group. All the Departments have significant (internationally-leading) research programmes in the area of materials computer modelling over a range of length- and time-scales.

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Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Studentships

Polymer synthesis, modelling and electrochemistry for the understanding of electrostatic charging of insulating materials

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Dr Katherine B Holt, Dr Hugo Bronstein and Dr Dewi W Lewis

Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship based in the Department of Chemistry, University College London. This multidisciplinary project is focussed on understanding radical formation on polymer surfaces and relating this chemistry to the well-known phenomenon of electrostatic charging that takes place when two materials are rubbed together. 

2 x PhD projects in the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Chemistry Department of University College London

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Two PhD positions are available in Prof. Angelos Michaelides’ ICE research group in the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Chemistry. The theoretical/simulation projects are aimed at applying and developing computer simulation approaches to better understand the formation of ice.

Regeneration of Hydrogen Storage Materials

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Title: EPSRC CASE PhD Studentship

Reference: 1373649

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Biological and Organic Chemistry Studentships

Molecular scaffolds for determining protein function

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Professors Helen Fielding and Helen Hailes

This is a multidisciplinary PhD project employing molecular modelling, chemical synthesis and photoelectron spectroscopy to gain new insight into photoactive protein function.

Polymer synthesis, modelling and electrochemistry for the understanding of electrostatic charging of insulating materials

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Dr Katherine B Holt, Dr Hugo Bronstein and Dr Dewi W Lewis

Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship based in the Department of Chemistry, University College London. This multidisciplinary project is focussed on understanding radical formation on polymer surfaces and relating this chemistry to the well-known phenomenon of electrostatic charging that takes place when two materials are rubbed together. 

Phosphoro-Strecker Multicomponent Reaction: Amino Acid Synthesis and Phosphoryl Activation

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Dr Matthew W. Powner, Organic and Biological Chemistry (matthew.powner@ucl.ac.uk)

‘Potassium Alkoxides in Transition Metal Free Synthesis and Catalysis’

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PhD Project

A PhD position is available working with Dr. J. D. Wilden on the development of organic reactions promoted by group 1 alkoxides.

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Physical Chemistry Studentships

3 years PhD Studentship - Computational modelling of de-NOx reactions in metal-exchanged zeolites.

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Supervisors: Dr Furio Cora and Dr Rob Bell, University College London, Chemistry Department

Computational studies of transition metal hydride hydrogen storage materials

Publication date:

An Engineering Doctorate in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (http://www.m3s.ucl.ac.uk/about/).

Intracellular delivery of nucleic acids for anticancer therapy

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A PhD Studentship is available from October 2014 to join the group of Professor Giuseppe Battaglia at the University College London (UK). For more information on the research group activities please visit www.battagliaresearchgroup.com/.

Molecular scaffolds for determining protein function

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Professors Helen Fielding and Helen Hailes

This is a multidisciplinary PhD project employing molecular modelling, chemical synthesis and photoelectron spectroscopy to gain new insight into photoactive protein function.

Polymer synthesis, modelling and electrochemistry for the understanding of electrostatic charging of insulating materials

Publication date:

Dr Katherine B Holt, Dr Hugo Bronstein and Dr Dewi W Lewis

Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship based in the Department of Chemistry, University College London. This multidisciplinary project is focussed on understanding radical formation on polymer surfaces and relating this chemistry to the well-known phenomenon of electrostatic charging that takes place when two materials are rubbed together. 

Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies of a Model Au–Ceria Catalyst

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3 Year PhD Studentship: Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies of a Model Au–Ceria Catalyst

Supervisors: Prof. Geoff Thornton (UCL), Prof. Masahiko Tomitori, Dr. Akira Sasahara (JAIST, Japan)

2 x PhD projects in the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Chemistry Department of University College London

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Two PhD positions are available in Prof. Angelos Michaelides’ ICE research group in the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Chemistry. The theoretical/simulation projects are aimed at applying and developing computer simulation approaches to better understand the formation of ice.

Atomic scale imaging and local spectroscopy of CeO2 - Prof Geoff Thornton

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PhD Studentship
London Centre for Nanotechnology
University College London
Summary: Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship. The aim of this project is to provide an understanding of the chemical physics of single-crystalline CeO2 in relation to hydrogen production.

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