Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship: Smart Electrochemical Taste Sensor

Award-winning postgraduate study at Swansea University

Swansea University

Closing date: 26 October 2018

*This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

Start date: January 2019

Smart sensor technologies have a wide range of applications in the food and beverage industry as they promote more efficient and environmentally sustainable production and manufacturing. The increased need for the automation and control solutions in food industries demands the development of a wide range of reliable sensor technologies at low cost. An intelligent sensor system can enhance the interactions between the consumer and the food company as well as the quality and durability of food, eventually reducing the food waste. This project aims at developing smart electrochemical taste sensor for the precise detection of piperine in chilli sauces. This involves the development of nanomaterials platform, surface functionalisation and explore the electrochemical detection mechanism.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SME’s and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 30 credit award.


Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering, Medical Engineering or a related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees (see http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Wales-fee-status for more information).

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/

For more information on eligibility criteria please refer to section C of the KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2018-19

Any queries relating to Section C – Eligibility, please contact KESSstudentenquiries@swansea.ac.uk

For more details please see here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/nanotechnology-kess-...

General funding sources

For general sources of funding that may apply to this study opportunity, visit the page(s) below.

Funding information

Funding applies to:
EU applicants (including UK)
Funding notes:

The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,586 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances assessed in section C point 4 in the KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2018-19

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Contacts and how to apply

Administrative contact and how to apply:

Applicants are strongly advised to contact Dr Anitha Devadoss regarding information on the area of research via email (anitha.devadoss@swansea.ac.uk).

To apply:

1.Complete the KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2018-19
2.Complete the KESS II Supplementary Form
3.You will also need to provide copies of the following documentation:

- Degree certificates
- References
- CV
- English Language certificate (if required)
- All supporting documentation as detailed in Section C of the KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2018-19

Please return both application forms and supporting documentation to the KESS Office at the address stated on the KESS II Participant Proposal Form (original ink signatures only).

For any queries please contact KESSstudentenquiries@swansea.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is 4pm 26 October 2018.

Application deadline:

26 October 2018