PhD Studentship: Dynamics of Atmospherically Relevant Gas-Liquid Surface Reactions II: Real-Space Imaging and Advanced Laser Absorption Probes

PhD Studentship in Dynamics of Atmospherically Relevant Gas-Liquid Surface Reactions II: Real-Space Imaging and Advanced Laser Absorption Probes

Supervisor: Prof Ken G McKendrick

Application deadline: Open until filled

University: Heriot-Watt University

About the Project

You will develop and exploit novel, laser-based techniques to probe the scattering of key reactive molecules, such as the OH radical, at liquid surfaces. Sequences of laser-induced fluorescence real-space images will reveal the survival probability and speed and angular distributions of the scattered OH. This will provide unprecedented mechanistic insight on reactions at different liquid and related surfaces chosen to mimic atmospheric aerosol surfaces. It will be complemented by additional novel laser-absorption methods that probe the products of these reactions directly. This work is part of a large collaboration funded through a major joint EPSRC Programme Grant  with University of Oxford, involving regular interactions and the opportunity for exchange visits.

How to Apply

1. Important Information before you Apply

When applying through the Heriot-Watt on-line system please ensure you provide the following information:

(a) in ‘Study Option’
You will need to select ‘Edinburgh’ and ‘Postgraduate Research’. ‘Programme’ presents you with a drop-down menu. Choose Chemistry PhD, Physics PhD, Chemical Engineering PhD, Mechanical Engineering PhD, Bio-science & Bio-Engineering PhD or Electrical PhD as appropriate and select September 2021 for study option (this can be updated at a later date if required)

(b) in ‘Research Project Information’
You will be provided with a free text box for details of your research project. Enter Title and Reference number [ICSKM121] of the project for which you are applying and also enter the potential supervisor’s name.

This information will greatly assist us in tracking your application.

Please note that once you have submitted your application, it will not be considered until you have uploaded your CV and transcripts.

2. Applications

Applications must be made through the Heriot-Watt on-line application system, https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/apply/uk/postgraduate.htm

3. Closing Date

Open until filled. All successful candidates will usually be expected to commence their studies in September/October 2021.