PhD projects for UK and EU students

The following PhD opportunities are available for October 2018 entry to those who are eligible to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate.

PhD students in Chemistry undertake the highest quality fundamental and applied research supervised by academic staff who are experts in their field. We have a distinctive interdisciplinary structure founded on strong areas of core chemistry. All research students follow our innovative Doctoral Training in Chemistry (iDTC): cohort-based training to support the development of scientific, transferable and employability skills^. The Department of Chemistry holds an Athena SWAN Gold Award and is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students.

We welcome applications at any time from students able to fund their own studies or who are applying for external scholarships.

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Projects with guaranteed funding:
Dr J Agirre and Dr K D Cowtan Chemical and structural biology Building meaningful atomic models of polysaccharides automatically (PDF  , 397kb)  D - EPSRC/ Teaching Studentship

Deadline: 28/02/18

Panel interview: 21/03/18

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Dr C E Dessent

Physical chemistry, Photochemistry and Spectroscopy

Laser Photochemistry of Metalloporphyrins and their Coordination Complexes (PDF  , 368kb)  D - American Chemical Society

Project will remain open until a suitable candidate is found 

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Dr V Chechik, Dr D O'Connell and Dr M van der Woude Physical chemistry, molecular materials Reactive intermediates in ambient air plasmas for infection control (PDF  , 316kb)  D - EPSRC*

Applications for this project are now closed

Dr K D Cowtan, Dr P Zhang and Professor A A Antson Chemical and structural biology, molecular biology, biophysics, data analysis Development of tools to automatically assess the quality and resolution of cryo- (PDF  , 245kb)  D - Diamond/ Chemistry Department

Project will remain open until a suitable candidate is found 

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Professor S B Duckett and Dr M E Halse Magnetic Resonance and Hyperpolarisation Please see University Job Adverts D - Marie Curie ETN Zulf

Deadline: 15/04/18

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Dr T J Farmer, Dr W P Unsworth and Dr C R McElroy Green chemistry, organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry Bio-derived super-hydrophobic surfactants (PDF  , 267kb) D - RenewChem/ Croda

Deadline: 06/04/18

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Dr T J Farmer, Professor P A O'Brien, Dr J Sherwood Green chemistry, organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry New bio-based solvents for synthetic organic chemistry applications (PDF  , 372kb) D - RenewChem/ Sigma Merck

Deadline: 06/04/18

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Professor N T Hunt and Dr A Parkin Physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, electrochemistry Unravelling enzymatic hydrogen production mechanisms with ultrafast 2D-IR spectr (PDF  , 232kb) D - EPSRC/ Teaching Studentship

Deadline: 28/03/18

Panel interview: TBC

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Professor A M Brzozowski Chemical and structural biology  Molecular and structural studies on insulin: Insulin Receptor interactions (PDF  , 429kb)  D - Guy Dodson Fund

Project will remain open until a suitable candidate is found 

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Dr M E Halse Magnetic Resonance and Hyperpolarisation, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry Low-field NMR and MRI with in situ parahydrogen hyperpolarisation (PDF  , 426kb)  D-EPSRC/ Teaching Studentship

Deadline: 28/02/18

Panel interview: 21/03/18

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Dr A J Kennerley and Professor S B Duckett Magnetic resonance and hyperpolarisation, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, medical imaging, biophysics Concurrent MR and optical measures of neuronal cell biophysical changes (PDF  , 232kb)  D ~ - EPSRC/ Teaching Studentship 

Deadline: 28/02/18

Panel interview: 21/03/18

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Dr A J Kennerley, Professor S B Duckett and Dr W Brackenbury Magnetic resonance and hyperpolarisation, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, medical imaging, biophysics  Novel MR: Investigating Effect of Biochemical Environment on Tumour Viability (PDF  , 235kb)  D ~ - EPSRC/ Teaching Studentship 

Deadline: 28/02/18

Panel interview: 21/03/18

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Dr L Willems and Professor G J Davies Chemical and structural biology Development of chemical biology tools to study mammalian O-mannosylation pathway (PDF  , 324kb)  D - EPSRC/ Teaching Studentship

Deadline: 28/02/18

Panel interview: 21/03/18

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 * Will cover tuition fees only for those who do not meet the RCUK residency criteria

^ Unless on another specific graduate training programme

Funding Notes: -

C = Competition Funding (applications compete with others in the same funding scheme)

D = Directly funded (funding has already been agreed for this project)

D~ = funding has been secured for one of two projects


Fully funded PhDs include tuition fees at the home rate, and a studentship payment towards your living expenses at the Research Council UK rate. In 2018/19 this will be £14,777.