- Opens: Friday 8 September 2023
- Number of places: 1
- Duration: 4 years
OverviewCement and concrete are unsustainable materials for the modern world coping with the effects of climate change. One solution to reduce reliance on cement is to create concretes from incinerator waste ash. This project uses chemical analysis of ash compositions to create safe, ‘green’, concrete formulations and understand their long-term stability in a concrete material.
First or upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate MSc/MEng/MChem in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Materials Science/Environmental Engineering. We are looking for a highly motivated person to undertake multi-disciplinary research.
Using solid-state analytical techniques (such as X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy), the composition of waste ashes will be evaluated and their suitability for use in creating ‘green’ concretes will be determined by chemical, mechanical, thermal and hydraulic testing. The student will be based in the Faculty of Engineering, one of the largest and most successful engineering faculties in the UK, and the largest in Scotland.
There is no funding attached to this project and the successful applicant will be expected to provide the funding for tuition fees, project-specific bench fees and living expenses via external sponsorship or self-funding.
Number of places: 1
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Civil and Environmental Engineering
Programme: Civil and Environmental Engineering
For further details contact Dr Andrea Hamilton, email@example.com.