|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||From £17,668 per annum. This rises each year in line with the UKRI's recommended stipend allowance.|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||17th January 2023|
|Closes:||10th February 2023|
About this project
Applications are invited for a PhD project to work in the efficient and cost-effective production of hydrogen i.e., using innovative electrochemistry with sustainable and long-life catalysts. To achieve the global greenhouse gas emissions targets and move both industry and society towards a net zero emission path, there is an urgent need for hydrogen to be used as feedstock for energy to fuel industrial processes, domestic heating and for transport. In the long term, hydrogen must be produced from renewable and/or low-carbon resources, in a true sustainable pathway towards a low-carbon or ‘green’ hydrogen economy. This poses numerous technical challenges as well as cost issues. This project will aim to:
For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Jiawei Mi (J.Mi@hull.ac.uk).
About the research cluster
This project will be part of the interdisciplinary research cluster ‘Development of innovative hydrogen production and storage technologies for a net-zero emission society’ funded by the University of Hull PhD Cluster Scholarships Scheme 2023/24, formed by four fully-funded PhD scholarships in themes related to hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, optimisation and modelling, and industrial applications. The successful applicant will be based at the School of Natural Sciences and also be part of the wider team from the School of Engineering within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Aura Innovation Centre. All PhD cluster students will work in close partnership with industrial partners, providing an exceptional PhD training environment.
Submission of thesis
Submission of your final thesis is expected within three years and three months from the start of your PhD scholarship for full-time and within five years and six months if studying part-time.
Eligibility and entry requirements
Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 degree in engineering, chemistry or related subject. A taught MSc or Masters by Research in a relevant subject or relevant laboratory experience would be an advantage.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
How to apply
Applications are via the University of Hull webpage
Closing date for applications
10 February 2022
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