|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Placed On:||3rd March 2023|
|Closes:||3rd April 2023|
It has been reported that the UK was the Europe’s second highest generator of electrical waste per person in 2019 according to the Global E-waste Monitor, while the present status of metal derivative industries in the UK is subject to risks associated with import supply. Forecasts are encouraging to anticipate strategies to meet future increasing demands since precious metals are indispensable materials for the emerging technologies and the zero-carbon objectives by 2050. This project aims to operate cost-effectively a proof-of-concept bioleaching reactor process, for recovery of precious metals from electrical wastes (E-wastes).
Based on state-of-the art design and tailored engineering solutions, the experimental findings of the project will help up-scaling cost-effectively the proof-of-concept to industrial standards. The PhD project is planned to address the following objectives.
Qualifications and experience
This project is funded by Lancaster University and the industrial partner (ICT Reverse). The funding covers UK fees plus the standard maintenance stipend at UKRI rates (currently £17,668 p.a. tax free). The School of Engineering also has limited funding to cover Overseas fees which this award may be eligible for. The successful candidate, who will start no later than October 2023, will have the opportunity to join an exciting project of one of the UK's most research-intensive universities. The position will be based in the new research laboratories of the School of Engineering of Lancaster University.
Informal Enquiries and How to apply
For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Farid Aiouache (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates interested in applying should send a copy of their CV together with a personal research statement that addresses the suitability of their background for this project to Dr. Farid Aiouache (email@example.com) by the closing date: 3rd April 2023.
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