Doctoral Training PhD Studentships in Chemical Engineering 2018

University College London - Chemical Engineering

Vacancy Information

The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is seeking up to 3 exceptional graduate students to receive Doctoral Training 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. 

The scheme aims to provide new research students with the exceptional opportunity to work within their chosen research field to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution. The successful candidates will receive full tuition fees, a generous stipend and a research consumables fund for up to 3-4 years.

Studentship Description

The successful candidates will carry out research in the general area of Chemical Engineering. They are expected to supervise undergraduate students and to interact in a multi-disciplinary environment. The post holders are required to write-up the results for reports and journal publication, and present them at conferences.

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.


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 you are applying for the DTP and which 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:

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

The successful candidates will start in September/October 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
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