Greener processes PhD

Project description

The project will consist of the synthesis and development of novel and innovative catalysts in Southern University of Science and Technology (Sustech) in China for 2 years. Getting a magnetic catalyst development will have a great effect in the energy needs of the system. Then these catalysts will be tested in a radiofrequency heated reactor at University of Leeds to study catalytic activity, optimization of reaction conditions and characterization of catalysts after the reaction. The process will be done in continuous flow operation which will have a great impact in industry in pharmacy, organic and fine chemistry.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/or a Master's degree in a relevant engineering or science degree such as (but not limited to) chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, geography and earth sciences.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements:

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is the 'Greener processes PhD’ as well as Dr Javier Fernandez-Garcia as your proposed supervisor.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

Applicants should send:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Personal statement
  4. Recommendation form/letter
  5. Academic results (transcript)
  6. ID copy
  7. Certificate (MPhil / Bachelor)
  8. Other preferable info. (e.g. publications, patent etc)
  9. Supporting statement

Please bear in mind min 6.5 /IELST with no skill below 60.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.