Two PhD openings on Nature-Inspired Process Intensification

25 October 2019

We are pleased to offer two fully funded, four-year long PhD openings under the guidance of Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens in the Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering (NICE) research group at the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE). The research projects, listed below, relate to fundamental aspects of Nature-Inspired Process Intensification.

1. "Manipulation of Geometrical Effects at the Nanoscale to Control Catalysis” which falls under the second CNIE theme (T2) "Force Balancing" and relates to current work by Haiyue Yu and Nidhi Kapil. For a detailed project description, requirements & how to apply, visit this page.

2. "Nature-Inspired Chaos Control of Multiphase Reactors" which relates to the current research work on pulsed fluidisation by Kaiqiao Wu, and falls under the third CNIE theme (T3) "Dynamic Self-Organisation". For a detailed project description, requirements & how to apply, visit this page.

The PhD positions are sponsored by Synfuels China, following a contract signed during a recent visit of Professor Coppens in Beijing, which involved a presentation on nature-inspired structuring of catalysts. The agreement covers PhD studentships, technical support and visits for postdoctoral researchers, as well as yearly workshops. Synfuels China Technology Co. Ltd is a company specialising in Fisher Tropsch synthesis basic research, engineering design, catalyst production, technology development and commercialisation, and for the localization of large-scale core equipment.

Two PhD openings on Nature-Inspired Process Intensification