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PhD: Antimicrobial Coatings for Biomedical Applications

The University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students
Funding amount: £16,400 per year in 2018/19, with annual increments
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th January 2019
Closes: 1st March 2019

Principal Supervisor: Dr. Michael Chen

Degree: PhD

Research Institute: IBioE           

Related Discipline: Chemical

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Antimicrobial coating industry is rapidly growing. This is to prevent the serious problems caused by bacterial adhesion and subsequent biofilm formation on the surfaces of many devices. In this project, we aim to develop silver-free and biocompatible metal-organic frameworks nanomaterial coating loaded with drugs for significantly improved antibacterial efficacy.

To undertake this research, we are seeking a highly motivated candidate with established hands-on experience in antibacterial and surface science. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with organic chemistry research experience.

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The standard stipend in Engineering is £16.4k per year in 2018/19, with annual increments. Any stipend will be at this rate, unless stated below.

EPSRC funded. Tuition fees + stipend available for Home students or EU students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years.  International students or EU students who have not been resident in the UK for 3 years are not eligible for the funding, however applications are welcome from those who are applying for scholarships from the University of Edinburgh or elsewhere, or who have their own funding. 


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Entry requirement: minimum entry qualification – an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, biomedical engineering, or cell biology. English language requirements need to be satisfied by EU/Overseas applicants.

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