|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Placed On:||8th December 2021|
|Closes:||6th February 2022|
The studentship covers full UK/International fees and an annual living allowance of £15,609
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU) is a collaborative doctoral training programme run by the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham. In addition to undertaking an individual scientific research project described below at one of the three partner Universities, doctoral candidates will engage with added value training opportunities for example in business, innovation and internationalisation through a 4-year training programme that has been designed to maximise the benefits of a cohort approach to doctoral training.
The project will develop skills in polymer and catalyst synthesis, electrode and electrolyser engineering and will involve an industrial placement to evaluate water electrolysers for hydrogen production at industrial relevant scale and conditions. During this project you will synthesize and fabricate anion exchange polymers embedded with earth abundant bimetallic nanoparticles as electrodes for the hydrogen evolution reaction. State-of-the-art characterization techniques will be used to identify the composition of the bimetallic nanoparticles and develop an understanding of how the composition, size, morphology, surface electronic-structure and surface-support interactions influence their performance as catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction. These studies will guide identification of an optimal electrode that will be tested for its durability and longevity in water electrolysers under industrial conditions.
Number of Awards: 1
Start date: September 2022
Award duration: 4 years
Dr. Simon Doherty (Chemistry) and Dr. Mohamed Mamlouk (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Simon Beaumont (Chemistry)
How To Apply
Applicant should include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words and include the advert reference number.
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system. To do this please ‘Create an account’. All relevant fields marked with a red asterisk must to be completed. You will need to:
Newcastle University values individual differences and the diversity that this brings. We want to ensure that no-one is at a disadvantage because of who they are. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, and requests for flexible study (e.g. part-time) are welcomed.
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