Funding: Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

Project code: SEGG4861020

Department: School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences

Start dates: October 2020

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD to commence in October 2020.

The Project

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Dr Bullen, Dr Gibson and Dr Fowler.

The bursary is available to UK and EU students only and covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,009 (UKRI 2019/20 rate) for three years.  Bursary recipients will also receive up to £1,500 per year for research project costs, as well as office space and computing facilities.

The work on this project will involve:

  • State-of-the-art analytical techniques including X-ray diffraction, SEM with energy dispersive X-ray analysis and electron back-scatter diffraction
  • Careful cross-calibration of the data with near infrared spectra from mineral fibres
  • Fieldwork to contextualize the analytical data
  • Definition of the 3D distribution of this zeolite within the lava stratigraphy
  • Investigation of fibre decay using an environment chamber to simulate natural weathering processes

Entry requirements

General admissions criteria

You’ll need an upper second class honours degree from an internationally recognised university or a Master’s degree in geology, environmental science or a closely related discipline. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or Qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Specific candidate requirements

You should have good laboratory skills, although training will be given in sample preparation and instrumental analysis.

Find out more about the project, the Supervisors and how to apply

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK and EU students.

Application Deadline:

23 February 2020

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