Dispersion of fine particles in liquid

In many industrial processes, fine particles need to be dispersed and dissolved in liquids in a well-controlled manner. These particles are ubiquitously used in technical and regulated applications to improve and to stabilise many formulated products. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated PhD candidate to work along 4 research fellows in an EPSRC-funded consortium consisting of Universities of Surrey, Birmingham and Swansea.

Start date

1 April 2023

Duration

36 months

Application deadline

Funding source

University of Surrey, EPSRC grant supporting funds

Funding information

  • Home student tuition fees will be covered
  • Stipend of £17,668 per year.

About

In many industrial processes, fine particles need to be dispersed and dissolved in liquids in a well-controlled manner. These particles are ubiquitously used in technical and regulated applications to improve and to stabilise many formulated products.

This PhD project is part of an EPSRC-funded consortium consisting of Universities of Surrey, Birmingham and Swansea and involving four research fellows in these three universities. Working closely with the project partners, this project aims to understand the dispersion process of fine particles in liquids. Computer modelling of the dispersion process will be performed to gain fundamental understanding of the mechanisms underlying the process and to develop predictive tool.

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who holds a master degree or equivalent in Engineering, or a closely-related discipline, with a keen interest in computer modelling.

The candidate should be a good team player and can engage in collaboration with good oral and written communication skills. Previous experience in computer modelling or some knowledge in particle technology are desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

English language requirements

Please see course entry requirements on the Chemical and Process Engineering Research PhD programme page.

How to apply

In the first instance, please email a copy of CV, and/or transcripts to Prof. Charley Wu, before submitting your formal application via the process on the Chemical and Process Engineering Research PhD programme page. 


Application deadline

Contact details

Charley Wu
15 BC 02
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 683506
E-mail: c.y.wu@surrey.ac.uk
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