PhD Studentship in Dynamics of Atmospherically Relevant Gas-Liquid Surface Reactions I: Velocity-Map Imaging Probes

PhD Studentship in Dynamics of Atmospherically Relevant Gas-Liquid Surface Reactions I: Velocity-Map Imaging Probes

Supervisor: Dr Stuart J Greaves

Application deadline: Open until filled

University: Heriot-Watt University

About the Project

You will study chemical reactions at the gas-liquid interface in unprecedented detail, using high-resolution laser-based techniques coupled with velocity-map imaging (VMI) methods.  This imaging technique allows us to take ‘pictures’ of the fate of products of a chemical reaction, which will enable us to develop an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms involved with reactants such as Cl radicals.  In combination with computational techniques, you will be able to unravel the intricate multichannel dynamics that occur at atmospherically relevant gas-liquid interfaces with unprecedented resolution. This work is part of a large collaboration funded through a 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 [ICSSG121] 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.