PhD studentship in Sustainable Manufacturing of Membranes, Bath University, UK

Title: PhD studentship in Sustainable Manufacturing of Membranes

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath is inviting applications for the following fully funded PhD project on ‘Sustainable Manufacturing of Membranes’.

Chemical separations are critical to many aspects of our daily lives, from the energy we use and the water we drink, to the medications we take. Separations consume 10-15% of the total energy used in the world, and high selectivity membranes could make these separations 10x more energy efficient. However, most membranes are still prepared using polymers derived from fossil-fuels and toxic solvents.

In this PhD project you will be pioneering the use of green solvents and biopolymers to prepare highly selective membranes for liquid separations. You will be part of a diverse research team, with extensive support in terms of materials synthesis and characterisation and membrane testing, including a brand-new membrane testing lab with a full-time technician to support students and researchers. This PhD studentship is provided by the University of Bath as part of a £9Mn EPSRC-funded SynHiSel programme grant linking leading membrane researchers across the UK at six universities (Bath, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London). You can find more information about SynHiSel at SynHiSel encourages the development of collaborative projects among partners, including financial support to visit participating universities.

Eligibility: Due to funding limitations, this position is available only to UK or Irish National and EU citizens with (Pre-)Settled status in the UK, or another form of indefinite leave.
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