ERC Funded PhD Studentship in Soft Matter

University of Bristol - School of Mathematics

The project:

Water is not only the most abundant material on Earth, but also one of the least understood, with a vast array of anomalous behavior. The students will work under the supervision of Dr. John Russo on understanding the thermodynamic and dynamic properties of materials with tetrahedral interactions, such as water, silicon, and carbon, through the use of state-of-the-art molecular simulation techniques. The work involves the development of computational coarse-grained models, and their application to study both equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena, such as phase behavior, crystal nucleation, crystal growth, glass-forming ability, etc.

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at  selecting Mathematics on the Programme Choice page. When prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form specify that you wish to be considered  for  ERC Soft Matter  studentship

Additional advice on how to complete your application can be found on our postgraduate advice page.

Candidate requirements: 

To be considered for this funded PhD studentship, applicants must hold (or expect to receive) a First Class degree (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or related subjects. Some experience in computer programming is welcome.


Includes tuition fees, research travel grant and a full stipend at the EPSRC DTA rate (£14,553 in 2017/18).

Contacts: Dr John Russo:

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