The University of Cambridge is now accepting applications for PhD studentship in Experimental Investigation of Nanoparticle Synthesis. 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.
The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centres. It is made up of over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions.
Cambridge also has 31 colleges which are independent institutions, each with its own property and income. The Colleges appoint their own staff on their own terms and conditions and are responsible for selecting students, in accordance with University regulations. The teaching of students is shared between the Colleges and University departments. Degrees are awarded by the University.
Course Level: Studentship is available to pursue the PhD programme.
Study Subject: University is 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.
Scholarship Award: The studentship provides a full stipend and covers the University and College fees at the Home/EU rate.
Eligible Countries: Applicants of any nationality may apply
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
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.
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.
English Language Requirements: The requirements specified in this section are the minimum requirements for graduate admission to the University. Some departments may impose higher academic or language requirements. Please consult the Course Directory for full information on each course requirement.
If you are from an English-speaking country, there are three key requirements:
Evidence of completing a degree that meets the University Minimum Requirements
Evidence that you are aware of how much funding will be required for your course, and that you have made plans to provide that amount
- College Membership
You must apply for College membership as part of the application process
Additionally, if you are not from an English-speaking country or have not studied in one recently, you will also be required to demonstrate competence in the English language. For more details, and to check whether we would require evidence from you, please check the Competence in English section of the Prospectus.
Application procedure: To apply for this position, please email the following to our Graduate Administrator, Mrs Amanda Taylor, at at481-at-cam.ac.uk 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.