You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over the course of three or four years.
These degrees are available for study within any of our five research groups:
- Bionanotechnology & analytical chemistry
- Catalysis & synthesis
- Chemical biology & medicinal chemistry
- Materials & computational
- Forensic science
PhD students: become more employable
Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme
As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD). This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.
It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:
- the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
- the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
- the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
- working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences
All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.
bio-deterioration of concrete and conservation of architectural heritage
Bio-deterioration of concrete strongly affects much of our built heritage and is particularly notable in wet territories like the UK or South East Asia. How to effectively solve bio-deterioration of concrete sculptures and buildings is an environmental, societal and scientific challenge.
Investigation of pharmaceutical crystallisation using small angle x-ray scattering
The project will focus on the applications of latest Small-angle X-ray scattering system in CMAC (EPSRC Centre of excellence in continuous manufacturing and crystallisation) to provide mechanistic understanding of interparticle interaction in dense system under repulsive or attractive interactions.
Modelling the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks for continuous manufacture
The project aims to develop new models for predicting the performance of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) in adsorption applications and in computational design of nanoporous silica materials, as well as obtaining experimental insight into the synthesis of MOFs.
Development of a novel electrochemical supercapacitor for energy devices
The aim of this project is to develop a novel and simple charge storage device based on nanostructured metal oxide materials, in collaboration with an industrial partner. The project will focus on material synthesis, characterisation, and fabrication of supercapacitor devices.
Deadline:31 May 2019
Nucleation of organic crystals in flows
This project investigates how crystals nucleate and how fluid flows can be used to influence crystallisation, using cutting edge experimental facilities, including high speed high resolution imaging, Brownian microscopy, static and dynamic light scattering and small angle X-ray scattering.
Red Shifted Nanomaterials as SERS Nanotags
Professors Duncan Graham_ Karen Faulds. Surface enhanced Raman scattering is an extremely sensitive and selective technique that is rapidly emerging as an effective method for ultrasensitive analysis. It offers an increased enhancement over normal Raman scattering therefore is ideal for the detection of trace amounts
Deadline:1 April 2019
Photothermal Therapy of Cancer with Precisely Defined and Highly Functionalized Phthalocyanine Photosensitizers
Project supervised by Dr Edkins combining synthesis of phthalocyanine macrocycles with photophysical measurements and cell work. The aim is to develop photosensitizers for photothermal cancer therapy and evaluate in vitro.