PhD project: Polymer Synthesis and properties

University of Warwick

Supervisor: Professor Andrew Dove

Deadline: 31st January 2017 

Project description:
A PhD studentship, funded by the ERC, is available in the group of Prof. Andrew Dove at the University of Warwick (group webpage: The project will primarily investigate the stereocontrolled step-growth polymerisation of novel monomers. The project is focused on the development of chemistries for the synthesis of materials with controlled double bond stereochemistry in the polymer backbone that will enable the exploitation of stereochemistry to control materials properties (see Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016 55, 1307 for example). The project will be primarily focused on polymer synthesis and characterisation with a secondary focus on characterization of the physical and mechanical properties of the resultant elastomeric materials.

Ultimately, this project is focused on the development of novel degradable biomaterials that will be studied for applications in tissue engineering/regenerative medicine or as vehicles for drug delivery.

This studentship is only open to UK or EU nationals. The successful applicants should possess a good (1st or 2.1 UK or equivalent) degree in chemistry from a well-regarded institution.

How to apply:
Enquiries and informal applications should include a C.V. and be made as soon as possible to Prof. Andrew Dove (

For details of how to formally apply see:

For more information about the department visit our website at

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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