Online applications are welcomed by the University of Southampton in PhD Studentship in Environmental Sciences. The project aims to research a Holistic Approach to the Analysis of Fuel Deposits and Precursors using Hyphenated High-Resolution Mass spectrometric Techniques.
|Scholarship Sponsor||University of Southampton|
|Scholarships level||PhD studentship|
|Fellowship Period||Four years|
|Study area||Physical & Environmental Sciences, Chemistry|
|Opening date||February 12, 2021|
|Closing date||July 01, 2021|
Emissions from internal combustion engines (ICE) continue to have a major impact on climate change and health issues worldwide. The decarbonisation and electrification of such powertrains continue apace butmany estimates that in 2040, internal combustion (IC) will still be the most widely used engine technology in light passenger vehicles, and will feature heavily in off-road, heavy-duty and marine applications. Therefore, long-term, efficient, operation of IC engine components must be ensured.
Hence there continues to be the research-driven focus on improving all aspects of the IC engine to mitigate emissions. This study will employ a wide range of hyphenated high-resolution mass spectral techniques to characterise the precursors and deposits that have had a detrimental effect on one of the most widespread and growing modern powertrains, the gasoline direct injection engine (GDI). Such knowledge will be used to inform mitigation strategies that will lead to reducing emissions and improved fuel economy.
By working with Innospec, the student will have access to additional instrumentation not available at Southampton, will spend time with the industrial partner as defined during the project, and will assess the transferability of their findings with the research teams at Innospec. The student will be expected to present posters and orals at national and international conferences.
This project is well-suited to those with strong skills and a keen interest in analytical chemistry, and its application to the petrochemical industry. An interest in analytical and physical-organic chemistry is desirable.
The deadline for applications is July 01, 2021
An excellent undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent)
For UK students, Tuition Fees and a stipend of £15,609 tax-free per annum for up to 4 years
Applications should be made online. Select programme type (Research), 2021/22, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, next page select “PhD Chemistry (Full time)”.
In Section 2 of the application form, you should insert the name of the supervisor John Langley
Applications should include
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two reference letters
- Degree Transcripts to date