PhD Studentship in Planetary/Interstellar Chemistry

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Leeds, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 May 2024

Closing Date: 8 May 2024 at 23:59

Eligibility: UK and International Applicants


STFC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship offering the award of full academic fees, together with a tax-free maintenance grant of £19,237 per year for 3.5 years. 

Lead Supervisors:

Professor Dwayne Heard – [email protected] or Professor John Plane – [email protected]

Co-supervisor name: Professor Daniel Marsh – [email protected]

Project summary

The School of Chemistry is offering a PhD studentship, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), in the general areas of planetary and interstellar chemistry. The studentship is for 3.5 years, with a start date of 1 October 2024. The primary supervisor will be either Professor Dwayne Heard or Professor John Plane, and the project can be a blend of experimental laboratory work and atmospheric modelling.  Co-supervisors may include staff from the Schools of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and Earth & Environment at Leeds. Current areas of research in the School include: cold interstellar chemistry; dust formation in the circumstellar envelopes of evolved stars; the chemistry of metals which ablate from cosmic dust, and the formation of ice clouds, in the atmospheres of Mars and Venus; and the atmospheric composition, chemistry and habitability of rocky exoplanets. Applications are encouraged in any of these general areas. Enquires are welcome to Dwayne Heard ([email protected]) and John Plane ([email protected]). Applicants should have a degree in chemistry, physics, astronomy or related subjects. Note that this studentship is open to both UK and international students.

References: None

Entry requirements:

First or Upper Second Class UK Bachelor (Honours) or equivalent

Subject Area: Physical Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Astrophysics

Keywords: Exoplanets, Interstellar Chemistry, Mars, Venus

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