|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate)|
|Placed On:||19th January 2023|
|Closes:||6th March 2023|
100% fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate).
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.
UK’s drive to be carbon neutral by 2050 includes carbon capture and sequestration, and hydrogen storage. Both require the handling and treatment of large volumes of subsurface brines to free pore space. At the surface, the brines will require treatment before they can be discharged. While primarily enriched in salt like sodium chloride they can also potentially be enriched in critical elements (CE) (e.g. lithium cobalt, rare earth elements) and potentially toxic elements (PTE) (e.g. cadmium, lead, arsenic).
This project aims to:
1) Determine the subsurface water chemistry and variation at UK’s Industrial Clusters Decarbonization: Black Country, Grangemouth, Merseyside, and Teesside.
2) Develop selective reusable sorbents for CE extraction and removal of PE.
Number Of Awards
18 Sept 2023
Application Closing Date
6 Mar 2023
Shannon Flynn (Newcastle University), Chris Greenwell (Durham University), Mark Ireland (Newcastle University), Dr Annabel Dale (BEIS)
You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject or subject relevant to the proposed PhD project. Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.
Home and international applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply and if successful will receive a full studentship. Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills.
International applicants may require ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance.
How To Apply
You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal
Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.
Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study:
You will then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Questions’ section:
when prompted for how you are providing your research proposal - select ‘Write Proposal’. You should then type in the title of the research project from this advert. You do not need to upload a research proposal.
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