Jobs and Opportunities

Funding Call – Resource Efficiency, Recovery and Circular Economy

Opportunity type: Funding call
Organisation: TFI+
Location: –
Application Deadline: 1st October 2021
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TFI Network+ invites proposals for short projects on the theme resources efficiency, recovery and circular economy within the Foundation Industries. Applications are open to members only, and anyone can become a member by visiting the TFI Network+ website.

Full eligibility criteria and application process is available online https://tfinetworkplus.org/tfi-network-small-project-funding-resource-efficiency-recovery-and-circular-economy/

PhD – Development of novel grouting technology for subsurface engineering & the net-zero carbon revolution

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Location: University of Strathclyde
Application Deadline: 13 August 2021
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Summary: This lab-based project will focus on developing novel delivery mechanisms for injecting low viscosity grouts into the subsurface so as to reliably improve the engineering properties and pave the way for the net-zero carbon revolution.

Funding: 3 years, UKRI level stipend + Home Fees (for UK students only).
Project start date: Flexible, ideally October 2021

Supervisory team: Dr James Minto & Dr Matteo Pedrotti

For more information and how to apply, see: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/postgraduateresearchphdopportunities/engineering/civilenvironmentalengineering/developmentofnovelgroutingtechnologyforsubsurfaceengineeringthenet-zerocarbonrevolution/

PhD – Creating Negative Emissions Through Direct Air Capture and Carbon Mineralisation (Fully Funded PhD Scholarship)

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Location: University of Sheffield
Application Deadline: –
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This PhD project will focus on pioneering research into solvent based Direct Air Carbon Capture and Carbon mineralisation. It will be an experimentally based study and will also study the complete environmental impact and carbon saving of these technologies though Life Cycle Assessment.

Click here for more information about the project (links through to project page on FindAPhD website)

Academics: Dr Abby Samson, Prof Jonathan Gibbins, Prof M Pourkashanian

Contact for enquires: Prof Derek Ingham, 0114 21 57215 or

PhD – Investigation of feasible routes for clean ammonia production

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Location: University of Hull
Application Deadline: 5.00pm, Tuesday 20th July 2021
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The recent ambitious targets of net zero emissions by 2050 and of the capture of 10 MtCO2 per year by 2030 are driving the search for cost-effective innovations to meet those targets. This project aligns greatly with plans in the Humber region, where local energy and chemical providers aim to create the world’s first net zero industrial cluster by 2040. In the R&D domains, the discovery of more selective catalysts, process component improvements and the quest for optimised process are stirred by the urgent need for low carbon technological solutions. Thus, there is a need to identify which technologies have the potential to become commercial, and ammonia -a bulk chemical- is a suitable candidate as energy vector and fuel.

Click here for more information about the project (links through to project page on FindAPhD website)

Supervisor: Dr Carolina Font Palma (University of Hull)

Contact for enquires:  Dr Carolina Font Palma, C.Font-Palma@hull.ac.uk

How to Apply

You will need to provide a personal statement as part of your application. Use the link below for more details.
Apply via the University of Hull website

PhD – Understanding the Technological and Economic Drivers of the Development of CCUS Clusters in the United Kingdom

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Location: University of Sheffield
Application Deadline: –
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This project will seek to develop a novel approach to understand the design and evolution of CCUS clusters in the UK. The design of the required transportation system requires a detailed cost benefit analysis and optimisation of the cluster CO2 transportation network over long time scales, minimising the total costs for CO2 transport and storage, whilst considering potential capacity expansion or contraction over time.

Click here for more information about the project (links through to project page on FindAPhD website)

Supervisors: Dr Solomon Brown (University of Sheffield), Dr Maria Gil-Molto (University of Sheffield)

Contact for enquires: Dr Solomon Brown, s.f.brown@sheffield.ac.uk

How to Apply

Please see this link for information on how to apply: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cbe/postgraduate/phd/how-apply. Please include the name of your proposed supervisor and the title of the PhD project within your application.

PhD – Geochemical modelling of CO2 transport and sequestration in spent in-situ combustion oilfields

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: –
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Click here for information about the project (links through to the  School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Research vacancies and studentships page)

Supervisors: Professor Sean Rigby (University of Nottingham), Professor Joe Wood (University of Birmingham)

Contact details: Please contact the main supervisor for the project you are interested in.

Professor Sean Rigby
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD

Email: sean.rigby@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078

Professor Joe Wood
School of Chemical Engineering
EDGBASTON
B15 2TT

Email: J.Wood@bham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5295

How to Apply

NOTTINGHAM Nottingham online application portal

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham online application portal

Find out more about the GeoNetZero CDT PhD opportunities available

PhD – Predicting CO2 permeation through shale rocks

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: –
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Supervisors: Professor Sean Rigby (University of Nottingham), Professor Joe Wood (University of Birmingham)

Contact details: Please contact the main supervisor for the project you are interested in.

Professor Sean Rigby
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD

Email: sean.rigby@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078

Professor Joe Wood
School of Chemical Engineering
EDGBASTON
B15 2TT

Email: J.Wood@bham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5295

How to Apply

NOTTINGHAM Nottingham online application portal

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham online application portal

Find out more about the GeoNetZero CDT PhD opportunities available

PhD – The influence of subsurface microbiology on geoenergy systems

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Exeter
Application Deadline: –
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Supervisors: Dr Laura Newsome, Dr Rich Crane

Contact details:

Dr Laura Newsome

Camborne School of Mines
Penryn Campus
Cornwall
TR10 9FE

Email: L.Newsome@exeter.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1326 370400

How to Apply : Exeter online application portal

Find out more about the GeoNetZero CDT PhD opportunities available