- Closing Date
- Friday, 9th June 2017
Engineering Doctorate postgraduate position in the Energy and Sustainability Division, Faculty of Engineering
Project sponsored by Tarmac
Suitable for students with a Chemical Engineering or Chemistry backgrounds
There is a drive to seek alternative to petroleum-based feedstocks across the chemical industry and this includes bitumen used a binder in aggregates. The project will involve investigating algal matter by thermal processing to generate high boiling material in high yield (bio-bitumen) that has similar properties to existing bitumen. The results from the research will be used to design a pilot-plant to that bio-bitumen in sufficient quantities for testing under real life conditions and to provide design information for a full-scale plant. The research is most suited for a chemist or chemical engineer with interests in complex organic matter, thermal conversion and analytical techniques.
Academic supervisors: Dr Paul Langston, Prof Colin Snape, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham.
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is of four years duration, starting October 2017 and carries an enhanced annual stipend of £18,796, to eligible UKcandidates.
For more information on the Centre and its research visit www.ccscfe-cdt.ac.uk
To apply send your CV and covering letter to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy: firstname.lastname@example.org