This project will focus on the development of new membranes with low energy cost, improved sieving selectivity, and enhanced efficiency for water treatment with the application of state of the art 2D materials, such as graphene and its derivatives, molybdenum disulphide, boron nitride etc. During the project, membrane preparation methods and properties will be investigated, and a commercially viable method will be developed for membranes to be scaled up towards application level.
Funding covers the cost of fees and provides a maintenance matching the Research Council UK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18). Funding duration is 3 years. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.
Number of awards: Funding for this award is not guaranteed. This research project is in competition for scholarship funding with other projects and will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Entry requirements: Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/ or a Master's degree in a relevant subject such as (but not limited to) engineering or physical sciences.