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PhD Studentship: Cellulose Composites: A Circular Economy for Textiles

University of Leeds - School of Design

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Leeds
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: £17,668 in 2022/23
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 15th November 2022
Closes: 6th January 2023
Reference: PGR-F-272

Summary

LITAC (Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour) hosted by the School of Design, is offering a highly competitive PhD scholarship consisting of the award of tuition fees and an annual maintenance stipend that matches UKRI rates (17,668 GBP in 2022/23) along with a significant element of training and development expenses also incorporated within the Scholarship package.

One of the major societal challenges is textile waste management, with currently the majority of used textiles being incinerated or ending up in landfill. Each year the UK alone sends ~1M tonnes of textiles to landfill. A linear economy with materials to products to waste, is not sustainable.

This project aims to form a circular economy for cellulosic based textiles. We will use recycled cellulosic fibres to make composites, materials that can replace fossil fuel-based plastics, which at the end of use can themselves be converted back into cellulosic fibres, to be reused all over again in the formation of composites and textiles.

Entry requirements

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent). Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the Faculty PGR Admissions Team prior to making an application.

English language requirements

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study in the School of Design is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

Other Conditions:

Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree.

Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this scholarship.

How to apply

Stage 1

First, apply for a research place of study, through the online application form. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is ‘LITAC - Cellulose Composites: A Circular Economy for Textiles’ with Professor Michael Ries as your proposed supervisor. You will be expected to meet our eligibility criteria for PHD candidates.

Once you have received your student ID number (a 9-digit number) move onto stage 2.

Stage 2

Apply for the LITAC Project – ‘Cellulose Composites: A Circular Economy for Textiles’ by completing the Scholarship Application Form. You must submit your scholarship application by 17.00 p.m. on Friday the 6th of January 2023.

Contact details

For further information related to the application process please email the Faculty PGR Admissions Team at ahcpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk 

For further information related to the project please contact Professor Michael Ries at M.E.Ries@leeds.ac.uk 

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