Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Imperial College - London

TWO full funded Studentships available within The Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London .

We are looking for TWO enthusiastic and motivated students, each with an excellent first MEng degree (1st class preferred) or MSc in chemical engineering for two fully funded PhD studentships within the Department of Chemical Engineering to work under the supervision of Professor Andrew Livingston. 
The Department is one of the leading departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology in the world and the largest such Department in a UK University. Its research is consistently recognised as world-leading, with the Department heading the ranking list in the last three Research Assessment Exercises, in 1996, 2001 and most recently 2008. 
Research is organised into eleven multidisciplinary focus areas which cover most aspects of chemical engineering and related scientific disciplines. We have a large research school with over 140 graduate students studying for PhD degrees. 

  • BP PhD Studentship in Membrane Development and Materials Chemistry for Low Salinity Water by Forward Osmosis (4 years) 

The project will develop and apply novel desalination forward osmosis (FO) based membrane separation processes to produce pure water using a process that operates at low or no hydraulic pressure and offers high solute rejections. The successful candidate will focus on the preparation of FO membranes offering high water flux, high salt rejection and modelling of transport through the membranes.

  • PhD Studentship in Separation and Purification for Continuous Processing using Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (4 years) 

Imperial College maintains a leading position in organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) - an emerging technology for molecular separations in organic liquids. The purpose of the project, which is funded by one of the largest global pharmaceutical companies and in collaboration with a leading US Institution, is to develop and apply novel organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) based membrane separation processes to carry out separations and purifications in continuous flow systems. The project will include elements of experimental and modelling work and training will be given in membrane formation, process applications, mass transport phenomena, materials and process characterisation, and scale-up.
The successful candidate will work with a variety of state of the art research equipment and he/she will be expected to travel to visit collaborators laboratories.

Each successful candidate will receive full support for tuition fees, all associated research costs and an annual tax-free stipend of £15,590 p.a.

To apply: Please send to a.lonergan@imperial.ac.uk a full cv with a transcript of degree scores, a covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this studentship, details of any publications and details of recognised English language qualifications.

Deadline: Until position is filled.

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