|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||standard UK research council rate|
|Placed On:||30th May 2023|
|Closes:||31st August 2023|
Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES) of the University of Birmingham (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/energystorage) is a cross-campus centre with its hub in the School of Chemical Engineering. BCES is part of Birmingham Energy Institute and brings together researchers from across the University to drive innovation in clean energy conversion and storage for decarbonising energy systems, transport and industry.
Research activities at BCES include both fundamental and applied research, covering novel materials, devices, and systems for thermal, mechanical, and chemical energy conversion and storage, multiscale modelling, process scale-up and manufacturing technologies.
This PhD project is on clean energy conversion and storage materials and devices. The focus will be on materials and devices for thermally splitting CO2 and water at mild temperature conditions (below ~800-900oC).
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at University of Birmingham. You need to have a background in Chemical or Materials Engineering, Chemistry or a related field, and an enquiring and rigorous approach to research together with a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. Training will be given in the relevant investigative techniques. You will become a skilled communicator, comfortable in an international situation. Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential. The project will involve close collaboration with industrial partners. The project will be supervised by Prof Yulong Ding (Y.Ding@bham.ac.uk).
The Studentship is funded for 3.5 years and includes a stipend at the standard UK research council rate, covering of the full cost of Home (UK) tuition fees as well as a tax-free stipend. International and EU students are eligible but need to pay for the difference in the tuition fees.
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