PhD Funding available at University of Liverpool

| Updated: June 16, 2022 14:56:36

PhD Funding available at University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group universities, known for their research work. It is regularly ranked as one of the Top 50 universities in the UK.

Host Country: Liverpool, England

Host University: University of Liverpool

Nationality: International students 

Name of the scholarship: Automation of biodegradation testing using robots PhD Scholarship

Number of Awards: Not specified

Degree Level: PhD


  • The award will pay full tuition fees and a maintenance grant for 3.5 years. 
  • The maintenance grant will be at the UKRI rate, currently £15,609.00 per annum for 2021-22, subject to a possible increase. The award will pay full home tuition fees and a maintenance grant for 3.5 years. 
  • Non-UK applicants may have to contribute to the higher non-UK tuition fees.

Program details:

  • The Prosperity Partnership is a collaboration between Unilever, the University of Liverpool and the University of Oxford. This new partnership will address how to achieve the UK Government's 2019 target of Net-Zero by 2050, through disruptive innovation in the current chemical supply chain.
  • Within this studentship, you will develop new automated methods to assess the biodegradability and other relevant properties of polymeric materials. You will work in close collaboration with polymer chemists at the University of Oxford who will advise on selection of materials and with automation/robotics experts in Liverpool who will assist with creating high throughput automated methods. Your role will be to design, run and analyse the results of the automated chemistry experiments.
  • The project will be based in the materials discovery research group led by Prof. Andy Cooper

Check the application link for further details.

Application requirements:

  • Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a good degree (equivalent to a UK first or upper second class) in chemistry, materials science or a related discipline.

Application Link: 

Interested applicants can check this link for details - https://cutt.ly/dJ542Tw

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