|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Placed On:||30th June 2022|
|Closes:||31st August 2022|
3-year PhD studentship: “Techno-economic feasibility and life-cycle assessments of chemical recycling of plastic waste”
Applications are invited for a fully funded 3-year PhD project in the area of chemical recycling of plastic waste in the Low Carbon Energy and Resources Technologies (LCERT) research group at the University of Nottingham. Our research group is world renowned for its high impact research on biomass/waste thermochemical conversion, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and carbon dioxide utilisation.
Outline of PhD
This project aims to support the development of a robust and transparent decision-support framework for economic and environmental sustainability assessments of chemical recycling of plastic waste. This will be aimed at non-specialist users to make it more accessible to the general public, policy makers, businesses and investors facilitating technology development and commercialisation. The primary focus of this PhD will be to evaluate the techno-economic feasibility and environmental impacts of different process scenarios for chemical recycling of plastic waste. Several technologies will be evaluated, including pyrolysis and supercritical water liquefaction. Towards this aim, the project will include:
PhD Engineering graduates with TEA and LCA experience are highly sought by both industry and academia; thus, they have a wider range of employment options upon graduation.
We are seeking for an exceptionally talented and motivated student to join our research team. The following eligibility criteria apply:
Funding is available upon confirmation by the Faculty of Engineering at University of Nottingham. This will cover tuition fees along with a starting tax-free stipend of approximately £16,000 with an annual incremental increase. There will also be some support available for conference attendance. The anticipated start date is 1st October 2022.
Closing date: applications should be received as soon as possible and no later than 31 August 2022 for standard admissions.
How to apply
Applications with a CV, cover letter and academic transcripts should be sent to Dr Ioanna Dimitriou (firstname.lastname@example.org). The cover letter should include the rational for applying for the position, a summary of previous research experience and an overview of their suitability for the position. Informal inquiries prior to application are also welcome. Suitable applicants will be interviewed, and if successful, invited to make a formal application.
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