Engineering: Sêr Cymru II-PhD Studentship: Developing Nanoscale Photoelectocatalyst Coatings for Solar Fuel Generation
Funding provider: Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund
Subject areas: Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology , Chemical Engineering, Electrochemistry, Materials Chemistry
Developing nanoscale semiconductor thin films or electrodes and demonstrate their photoelectrocatalytic properties in solar fuel (hydrogen and oxygen) generation and water pollutant treatment.
Supervisor: Dr. Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu
The College of Engineering at Swansea University is based at the recently opened £450M Bay Campus and has world class research, links with industry and outstanding facilities. It has a record of £120M of research funding since 2008. This research project will be embedded within Materials Engineering which is ranked 5th in the UK (The Times Good University Guide 2017) and in the top 200 departments in the world (Shanghai Global Rankings). Part of the material analysis will be carried out at Prof. James Durrant research group at Imperial College London.
Candidates must have a first class in Master’s degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline (Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Nanotechnology).
Hands-on experience in nanomaterials synthesis, thin films fabrication, handling electrochemical station is preferable.