Hugh Walter Stern PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering

University College London - Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is seeking an exceptional graduate student to receive the prestigious Stern Scholarship. The research project can be in any area where the department is active (Catalysis & Reaction Engineering, Multiphase Systems, Electrochemical Engineering, Product & Process Systems Engineering, Molecular & Engineering Thermodynamics) as long as it has a Natured Inspired angle. Projects are widespread and range from fuel cells to self-healing materials, membranes and fluidised beds. 

The scheme aims to provide one new research student per year with the exceptional opportunity to work within their chosen research field to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution. The successful candidate will receive full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas), a generous stipend and a research consumables fund for up to 3 years.

Hugh Walter Stern was an alumnus of the department, who undertook a diploma course in Chemical Engineering in 1941. Mr Stern left a legacy in his will to the Ramsay Memorial Department of Chemical Engineering, to support teaching and research – and this generous gift has been used to set up this PhD studentship.

Studentship Description

The candidate will have or be expected to obtain a First Class Honours degree from a UK MEng level programme or its overseas equivalent (e.g., a 4 year undergraduate degree) in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, physics or an associated discipline. 

The ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment that tackles questions across various fields of Chemical Engineering is expected. Effective written and verbal communication skills, good time-management, excellent attention to detail and the ability to work in a team are essential.

Person Specification

The candidate will have or be expected to obtain a First Class Honours degree from a UK MEng level programme or its overseas equivalent (e.g., a 4 year undergraduate degree) in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, physics or an associated discipline. 

The ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment that tackles questions across various fields of Chemical Engineering is expected. Effective written and verbal communication skills, good time-management, excellent attention to detail and the ability to work in a team are essential.

Eligibility

Applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme. Applications should be supported by a CV, a personal statement specifying the Nature Inspired Engineering angle of the research subject you are interested in (approx. 1000 words and a maximum of 2 pages), and three recommendation letters and must be submitted via the UCL PRiSM portal at: www.prism.ucl.ac.uk.

Candidates are strongly advised to contact a prospective supervisor and discuss their potential project prior to submitting their applications.

The successful candidate will receive written confirmation of their scholarship by 15th February 2018. Any offer of a PhD place will be conditional on a final interview by the Department and - if applicable - on the candidate receiving the required qualifications.

Contact name
David Alabaster

Contact details
chemeng-phdenquiries@ucl.ac.uk

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