My work looks at the damage done to DNA by radiation and how that DNA repairs itself. I am based in the Chemical Engineering department and work in the Medical Applications (of Ion Beams) group at Surrey. This is a multidisciplinary group of engineers, biologists, physicists and mathematicians who focus on the interaction of radiation within living cells for cancer research.
With the oldest continuing Chemical Engineering programme in England, we are a highly respected and award-winning Department with a wealth of experience and expertise in the subject.
If you join us, you will have opportunity to investigate topics ranging from fuel cell systems, biorefining and reverse osmosis to positron emission particle tracking.
Much of our research is computationally based and we have the latest software and hardware. Our modern laboratories include high headroom areas for pilot plant, and specialist laboratories exist for microbial systems, water and particle technology.
Students benefit from the comprehensive training and transferable skills offered through the Faculty Graduate School, which serves to create a friendly social environment for the Faculty’s large cohort of postgraduate research students.
Research degrees in the Department normally comprise three years’ research and the initial registration is subject to a confirmation process after one year.
All PhD students work on individual projects within one of our research centres. During your time with us you will undertake a critical review of your chosen field of study to bring you to the cutting edge of science, propose a novel solution to your chosen problem, whether theoretical or experimental, and evaluate it.
Research in the Department is centred around five interconnected themes:
Why not discover more about our research?
We have a number of studentships within the Department. Other funding opportunities also exist within the different engineering research centres.