PhD Studentship: Next Generation Heat Transfer Fluids

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Due to funding regulations, this studentship is only available to UK and EU nationals.  Students must meet the eligibility criteria at the 'Higher Education' link at:  Regrettably, we are not able to consider applicants who don't meet the residency criteria for this studentship.

A fully-funded 3.5-year studentship is available to study next generation heat transfer fluids.  This project is with Professors Stuart Clarke (Chemistry/BP Iinstitute), Alex Routh (Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, CEB /BP Institute) and Ian Wilson (CEB). The project is funded by Mitsubishi Electric, a major Japanese manufacturer of various products including heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems.  This project will investigate the properties and behaviour of next-generation materials for renewable energy HVAC systems.

The research will include aspects of heat transfer, rheology and fluid flow amongst other areas. 

Applicants for the studentship should have a First Class (or a high 2:1) degree in in chemistry, physics, mathematics, mechanical or chemical engineering.  If your degree was taken outside the UK, please visit: to determine if your overseas qualification is equivalent to a First or high 2.1. 

To apply for this studentship, please send the following to Mrs Amanda Taylor ( by noon (UK time) on 28 Feb 2018.

  • Include the Vacancy Reference number NQ14679 in the subject line of your email.
  • Your CV
  • Your most recent transcript (and transcripts from any previously completed degrees) to include grades/marks received in relevant examinations

Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For queries regarding the project itself, please contact Prof Stuart Clark.  We ask that you do not send applications for the studentship to Prof Clark's email address (

Please quote reference NQ14679 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Share this PhD
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:



South East England