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

Modelling electron collision and surface reactions in technological plasma

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A studentship is available as part of the UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling & Materials Science to work with UCL  spin-out company Quantemol Ltd (www.quantemol.com). The studentship will commence in September 2016. 

Two PhD positions in Liquid Phase Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

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 In collaboration with EPSRC, JEOL and DENSsolutions, We are setting up the Centre for Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy Imaging. This will be equipped with state-of-the-art electron microscopy facilities to image liquid samples with sub-nanometer spatial resolution and with temporal resolution of milliseconds.
We are looking for two enthusiastic students for the following projects:

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Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Studentships

Modelling electron collision and surface reactions in technological plasma

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A studentship is available as part of the UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling & Materials Science to work with UCL  spin-out company Quantemol Ltd (www.quantemol.com). The studentship will commence in September 2016. 

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A 3-year PhD studentship on the competition between static order and excitations in new quantum states

Understanding the Mechanochemical Synthesis of Mixed Oxides using Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques

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We are looking to recruit a PhD student for a high-profile EPSRC funded CASE award in partnership with Johnson Matthey Technology Centre. The position will be based at the UK Catalysis Hub, Harwell, Oxfordshire. The UK Catalysis Hub is a new EPSRC initiative aimed at coordinating UK efforts in catalytic science, with the laboratories at the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) providing the physical base for this network. This is a unique opportunity to engage with leading UK academics in catalytic science, alongside exposure to the advanced characterisation techniques made possible by the synchrotron and neutron source on the Harwell Campus.

The mechanochemical synthesis of mixed oxides is of interest within Johnson Matthey as a potential new route to the manufacture of materials. The mechanism of the transformation of reagents to active phases under mechanical action will be explored using model and real materials and reference synthesis routes giving an understanding of how key phases are formed and what the key parameters are for synthesis.  

Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least 2.1) or equivalent in Chemistry, or a related discipline. Due to funding restrictions only UK/EU students are eligible to apply. The project will be under the supervision of Dr Peter Wells (http://www.rc-harwell.ac.uk/team-members1), who is the Associate Director of the Harwell component of the UK Catalysis Hub. Although based at Harwell full-time, the student will be registered at University College London and will have access to the excellent postgraduate courses available within the University. 

Synthesis of Janus nanoparticles for self-assembly and nanomotors

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Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (full time)

PhD supervisor: Dr. Tung Chun Lee

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Biological and Organic Chemistry Studentships

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Physical Chemistry Studentships

Modelling the ligand binding kinetics in G protein-coupled receptors

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 This 4 year PhD research project, due to start at the end of Sep 2016, is a collaboration between the UCL Chemistry Department and Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at UCL and Heptares Therapeutics Ltd, a global biopharmaceutical company (http://www.heptares.com/home/). The doctoral student will be based at UCL in the group of Francesco Gervasio but the training will include a 3+ month placement spent with Heptares. On successful completion, the candidate will receive a doctorate from UCL.

Electron and energy transfer in two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks

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A three year PhD studentship is available at the Department of Chemistry, UCL, to study electron and energy transfer in porphyrin-based two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks (2D-COFs). The studentship will commence in September 2016, and will cover stipend and fees.

Two PhD positions in Liquid Phase Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

Publication date:

 In collaboration with EPSRC, JEOL and DENSsolutions, We are setting up the Centre for Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy Imaging. This will be equipped with state-of-the-art electron microscopy facilities to image liquid samples with sub-nanometer spatial resolution and with temporal resolution of milliseconds.
We are looking for two enthusiastic students for the following projects:

Publication date:

A 3-year PhD studentship on the competition between static order and excitations in new quantum states

Understanding the Mechanochemical Synthesis of Mixed Oxides using Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques

Publication date:

We are looking to recruit a PhD student for a high-profile EPSRC funded CASE award in partnership with Johnson Matthey Technology Centre. The position will be based at the UK Catalysis Hub, Harwell, Oxfordshire. The UK Catalysis Hub is a new EPSRC initiative aimed at coordinating UK efforts in catalytic science, with the laboratories at the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) providing the physical base for this network. This is a unique opportunity to engage with leading UK academics in catalytic science, alongside exposure to the advanced characterisation techniques made possible by the synchrotron and neutron source on the Harwell Campus.

The mechanochemical synthesis of mixed oxides is of interest within Johnson Matthey as a potential new route to the manufacture of materials. The mechanism of the transformation of reagents to active phases under mechanical action will be explored using model and real materials and reference synthesis routes giving an understanding of how key phases are formed and what the key parameters are for synthesis.  

Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least 2.1) or equivalent in Chemistry, or a related discipline. Due to funding restrictions only UK/EU students are eligible to apply. The project will be under the supervision of Dr Peter Wells (http://www.rc-harwell.ac.uk/team-members1), who is the Associate Director of the Harwell component of the UK Catalysis Hub. Although based at Harwell full-time, the student will be registered at University College London and will have access to the excellent postgraduate courses available within the University. 

Synthesis of Janus nanoparticles for self-assembly and nanomotors

Publication date:

Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (full time)

PhD supervisor: Dr. Tung Chun Lee

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