|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||Fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for eligible students who are liable for 'home rate' fees|
|Placed On:||18th November 2021|
|Closes:||31st December 2021|
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3.5 years in the first instance.
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are hybrid materials comprised of metal nodes connected via organic linkers. Systematic substitution of metal nodes and linkers, a practice known as crystal engineering, has afforded a diverse family of materials that have found potential applications in catalysis, gas sorption, separations and drug delivery. This has led to the discovery of materials with specific surface areas in excess of 5,000 m2 g-1, which are currently applied in water harvesting, CO2 separation and toxic gas storage settings. Structural transitions within the family are of great importance given (i) the requirement for thermal stability in gas sorption applications, (ii) the possibility of obtaining new functional glasses by melting and (iii) interest in barocaloric applications using MOFs which undergo phase changes near room temperature and pressure.
This project will use differential scanning calorimetry in particular, combined with X-ray diffraction, pair distribution function and gas sorption measurements to investigate the phase change behaviour of a variety of MOFs, and their impact upon applications in environmental remediation, haptic, light emitting and refrigeration technologies.
Applicants should have (or expect to be awarded) an upper second- or first-class UK honours degree at the level of MSci, MEng (or overseas equivalents).
EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for eligible students who are liable for 'home rate' fees. EU and international students may also be considered for these awards, although they may be required to cover the difference in fee level between home and overseas rates.
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to look at the research group website (https://tdbennettgroup.wordpress.com/) and to contact Dr Thomas Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), @thomasdbennett) for further information about the project, before making an application to the University thorough the Postgraduate Application Portal at https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/. Further information on the application process in general is available from Rosie Ward (email@example.com).
Please quote reference LJ28984 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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