EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training
in Sustainable Chemistry


Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry for a start in October 2018.

We are looking to recruit students interested in a wide range of research areas within the fields of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biosciences, the examples of research areas include the following:

Synthetic methodology
Catalysis, including biocatalysts
Electrochemistry and photochemistry
Materials Chemistry
Biorenewable Feedstocks
Alternative solvents

Food processing
Food chemistry
Industrial biotechnology
Bio-molecular technology
Brewing and fermentation sciences

Materials chemistry
Bioprocesses, environmental and chemical technologies
Microwave process engineering
Food, water and waste
Life cycle analysis 

Entry criteria

Ideally, candidates are expected to hold at least an upper second class honours degree  from a  4-year undergraduate course in the fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biosciences, Natural Sciences, Biotechnology and Pharmacy or a 3-year undergraduate course plus a Masters degree and/or one year experience in industry.  

We are currently acceptig applications for October 2018 start.  Applicatin deadline is 23 February 2018. 

The application process involves two steps:


Completion of University of Nottingham Online Application Form

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Completion of a short EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry Application Form

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Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018

CDT/CNL Symposium

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