Duration of award: 3 years
Award type: PhD
Anticipate Start Date: ASAP
Supported by the NERC and Casella Measurement a studentship of up to £15,500 for three year plus UK/EU fees is available*
Cranfield University has an exciting opportunity to undertake cutting edge research at the intersection between nanotechnology and the environment.
This industry-led collaborative PhD project will identify mechanisms by which airborne nanomaterials interact with their surrounds and, through this understanding, develop a sensor capable of monitoring, in real-time, the occurrence of nanomaterials in the environment – an end product of significant industrial and academic importance.
The project will involve the synthesis and study of nanomaterials, design, construction and testing of sensor elements, and integration of sensor elements with test equipment.
The successful candidate will undertake research in Cranfield’s internationally recognised Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology Institute(SENi) and the Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures(Risk Centre). In addition the student will work closely with the industrial sponsor, Casella Measurement Ltd, to ensure effective technology transfer.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the environment and a background in materials science, chemistry, engineering or a related field. Working closely with industry, the candidate should also have good communications and project planning skills, be self-motivated, and have an ability to work in a multidisciplinary.
The project is supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Casella Measurement as part of a CASE project, and provides a unique opportunity to produce world leading science with immediate industrial impact.
Potential candidates should contact Professor Robert Dorey (r.a.doreycranfield.ac.uk) with their CV in the first instance. The PhD student will be part of both SENi and the Risk Centre joining other students and researchers in an intellectually stimulating and supportive research environment.
Applicants should have 2.1 or above UK honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as Physical Sciences with an interest in the Environment, Project Management and Communication skills.
Suppo r ted by the NERC and Casella Measurement a studentship of up to £15,500 for three year plus UK/EU fees is available*
*Supported by NERCandCasella Measurement, this studentship will cover the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. Non UK/EU students will have to pay the remainder of their tuition fees before commencing their studies. Applicants are also eligible for a bursary.
How to apply
Please complete the online application form
Alternatively, for more information and an application form, please contact:
School of Applied Sciences
T: 44 (0)1234 754086