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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.

Number of places



18 October 2017


3-3.5 years


A good degree (2:1 or 1st class or EU equivalent), preferably at the Master’s level in any of the following: Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, Conservation and Restoration, Archaeological Science.

Project Details

An exciting project in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland which includes laboratory work and field work, with the option (if desirable) of travel to SE Asia. The project makes use of our excellent laboratory facilities spanning 2 floors which includes integrated facilities for advanced micro-biology, analytical chemistry, materials science and geo-mechanics research.

Funding Details

Builds on an existing EPSRC grant (£2.7M)

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How to apply

Please contact Andrea Hamilton for information on how to apply for this project.