Highly efficient exsolved catalysts for CO₂ utilisation
Making synthetic fuels from greenhouse gases through novel materials.
Start date1 April 2022
Funding sourceDepartment of Chemical and Process Engineering
Full tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. Funding available for international and UK students. Funded by the University of Surrey
EU aims to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. At the moment the energy sector is responsible for ~75% of these emissions and our energy demands only keep increasing. This project will explore the exsolution of highly active heterostructures seeking to develop the new state of the art catalysts for CO2 conversion to high value fuels or chemicals. Specifically, the focus will be on the design, characterisation and incorporation of these materials in technologies that aim for a carbon neutral future and an emphasis will be given on developing a fundamental understanding of the principles that govern such processes.
The successful candidate will receive extensive research training and will be given multiple opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops and seminars to develop professional skills and research network.
We are able to offer this opportunity starting in April 2022.
Related linksDepartment of Chemical and Process Engineering Energy and materials research
Applicants should have a first or upper-second class degree in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification). Preferably applicants will hold an Meng or MSc degree, though exceptional BSc students will be considered.
English Langauge requirements
IELTS Academic 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.