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4-year EngD studentship in High Power Energy Storage Materials and Devices
UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class, religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men UCL vision, aims and values UCL's founding principles of academic excellence and research aimed at addressing real-world problems continue to inform our ethos to this day. UCL is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities. We operate in a global context and are committed to excellence, innovation and the promotion of global understanding in all our activities: research, teaching, learning, enterprise and community engagement. Vision UCL portico at night Our distinctive approach to research, education and innovation will further inspire our community of staff, students and partners to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved. Mission London’s Global University: a diverse intellectual community, engaged with the wider world and committed to changing it for the better; recognised for our radical and critical thinking and its widespread influence; with an outstanding ability to integrate our education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity.
Applications are invited for a 4-year EngD studentship (leading to PhD) in the field of High Power Energy Storage Materials and Devices, leading to the award of a PhD degree. The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate). The research will investigate how the structure and composition of nanomaterials affects the properties in high power charge storage applications. The nanomaterials will be synthesised using UCL’s patented continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis reactors. The nanomaterials will be designed with specific compositions and surface coatings in order to affect their properties in the desired application. The work will be principally experimental, involving the use of key synthesis and analytical methods for inorganic materials, e.g. powder XRD, BET surface area, Raman spectroscopy, etc. The structure/property relationships of the nanomaterials will be identified, leading to functional device testing. There will also be the opportunity to work as part of a bigger academic and industry team to investigate some larger prototype devices.
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You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at UCL. The minimum entry requirement is BSc 2:1. UK/EU nationals, who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years preceding their start on the programme or have indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Subject will be in chemistry, or materials science, chemical engineering, or a related subject, and an enquiring and rigorous approach to research together with a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. Training will be given in nanomaterials synthesis, characterisation and testing, and investigative techniques including electron microscopy. Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential. The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate).
To find out more about research at UCL in this research group see www.ucl.me.uk http://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemistry/postgraduate/phd
For further details of the post contact Professor Jawwad Darr: [email protected] +44 (0)20 76794345. Interested applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Professor Darr as soon as possible as the appointment will be made within 30 days. After an initial conversation, If you are invited to do so, then you can complete an electronic application form at UCL in order for their qualifications to be addressed by College Registry. Interviews will be held as soon as possible for suitable candidates in London