EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training
in Sustainable Chemistry


Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship in the area of Sustainable Chemistry.

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

Synthesis (efficient and safer routes to pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and polymers)
Catalysis (metal, organic and enzymatic catalysis, high rates and selectivities)
Energy (batteries, fuel cells, organic photovoltaic and thermoelectric materials)
Fundamentals (kinetics and mechanisms, spectroscopy and modelling)                        
Manufacturing (additives and 3D printing, life-cycle analysis, cyclic manufacture)            
Computational (data extraction, machine learning, maths in medicine)
Process Engineering (reactor design, supercritical fluids, microwave processing) 
Food Science (biopolymers, polysaccharides, genomic analysis)
Biotechnology (biovalorisation, synthetic biology, platform chemicals)

Ideally, candidates should hold one of the following:

- A minimum of an upper second class honours degree from a 4-year undergraduate course in the field of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biosciences, Natural Sciences, Biotechnology or Pharmacy
- A 3-year undergraduate course in one of the above disciplines plus a Masters degree and/or  one year experience in industry

Application to CDT in Sustainable Chemistry involves two steps:

1) Completion of CDT application form
    Please ensure that we receive your CDT application form, CV and two references to the following address:

Please email the reference form to your referees (at least one of which should be from an academic in your current/most recent academic institution) and ensure that they complete and return them directly to the email address above.

2) University of Nottingham online application
    Please ensure that you select ‘references to be submitted separately’ option in the reference information section
    when completing the online form.

Application deadline: 11 January 2019


Completion of CDT Form

CDT Form

Reference Form 


Completion of University of Nottingham Online Application Form

University of Nottingham Online Application Form 


May 22, 2019

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