Funded PhD Studentship in Experimental Investigation of Nanoparticle Synthesis in UK

Country: United Kingdom;

Deadline: 16.09.2018


Applications are invited for a funded 3.5 year PhD studentship under the supervision of Prof. Markus Kraft. The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in Cambridge, UK for the first year of the project. The next two years will be spent at Cambridge CARES in Singapore ( The remainder of the project will be spent in Cambridge, UK. The studentship starts in January 2019.

We are looking for an outstanding student who is interested in working on an experimental project to investigate the laminar flame synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The project will investigate the factors controlling the particle morphology, including the coagulation and sintering behaviour of the particles. The project will require the student to apply techniques that have been recently developed (in the context of soot particles) to provide real-time spatially resolved measurements of temperature and of the particle size and number distribution in the flame. The project will run alongside a computational studentship that will use insights from the experimental investigations to inform a detailed model of the process.

The Computational Modelling Group has considerable expertise and a proven track record of success in these areas, and the successful applicant will benefit from the support of an experienced supervisor and research team.

Applicants must have:

1) Strong numerical, programming skills and problem solving skills.

2) At least 4 years of study at University level and a high 2:1 or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline such as mechanical or chemical engineering, physics, chemistry or materials science. (Before applying, please ensure you can meet the 2.1 or higher equivalence by visiting: )

3) Be able to meet the graduate admissions entrance requirements of the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will be expected to formally apply for admission:

The studentship provides a full stipend and covers the University and College fees at the Home/EU rate. Applicants of any nationality may apply, but please note that the difference in fees for Home/EU and Overseas students is substantial. (Please see the PhD in Chemical Engineering rates at: ) Overseas applicants would need to fund the difference in fees from either their own sources or external studentships.

To apply for this position, please email the following to our Graduate Administrator, Mrs Amanda Taylor, at by 16 September 2018:

1.) A copy of your CV.

2.) Copies of transcripts from all previous degrees that include marks received.

3.) Please include the vacancy reference number NQ16524 in the subject line of your email.

Further information about the Computational Modelling Group can be found at

Please quote reference NQ16524 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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