Postgraduate research opportunities

Valorisation of biomass waste for sustainable production of fuel and chemicals

This project will undertake studies on the processes and technology required to convert biomass waste into a range of hydrocarbons. This research project requires both modelling and experimental studies to analyse the waste to energy process and the fuel properties of hydrocarbons and chemicals produced.

Number of places

One

Opens

29 January 2019

Deadline

30 September 2019

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering or physical science discipline, and be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research. Knowledge and research experiences in the following areas are preferred: Energy Engineering, Thermal Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Experiences in biomass energy and process simulations are desirable.

Project Details

Global biomass waste production has significantly increased over the years. It is recognised that the development of alternative, cleaner sources of fuels and chemicals from biomass waste can secure energy sources and address environmental concerns. The technology to convert biomass waste into valuable hydrocarbon fuels and chemicals becomes promising, and relies on unique advancements in solid fuel process engineering and waste industry design. This project will undertake studies on the processes and technology required to convert biomass waste into a range of hydrocarbons. This research project requires both modelling and experimental studies to analyse the waste to energy process and the fuel properties of hydrocarbons and chemicals produced.

In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.

Funding Details

The studentships are available for UK and EU students, who possess or are about to obtain a first class or 2.1 BEng (Honours), MEng or MSc degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant physical sciences or engineering discipline. The student start date is October 2019. International applicants are also welcome with additional external funding to cover the fee difference between UK/EU fees and International fees. International applicants are also required to possess an IELTS certificate with an overall score 6.5 with individual sections scoring 5.5.

Contact us

Ms Jacqueline Brown

+44(0) 141 574 5319

chemeng-pg-admissions@strath.ac.uk

James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ

How to apply

Apply for this PhD project here.

Please quote the project title in your application.