PhD: Inorganic Materials, University of Liverpool

Experimental Discovery of New Inorganic Materials at the Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering (University of Liverpool)

Supervisors: Prof Matthew Rosseinsky Dr John Claridge

Research area: Chemical Sciences


New inorganic materials are needed to advance technologies such as batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage, and to develop basic science. The project is an exciting opportunity for the experimental synthesis and detailed characterization of new inorganic solids.

Research Area:

The project will combine synthetic solid-state chemistry, advanced structural analysis (crystallography) and measurement of physical properties, with the opportunity to focus on one or more of these aspects during the project. The project will concentrate on the discovery of new bonding types and structures in inorganic solids, as exemplified by materials containing three anions1-2 and inorganic materials with unit cells of comparable size to proteins3.


Open to students worldwide

The funding for this position may be a University of Liverpool GTA or an EPSRC DTP studentship. The eligibility details of both are below.

EPSRC Eligibility

  1. Applications are welcomed from students with a 2:1 or higher master’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, or Materials Science, particularly those with some of the skills directly relevant to the project outlined above.
  2. Applications from candidates meeting the eligibility requirements of the EPSRC are welcome.
  3. Award will pay full tuition fees and a maintenance grant for 3.5 years.
  4. Maintenance grant is £15,009 pa for 2019-20, with the possibility of an increase for 2020/21.
  5. GTA eligibility (EU or non-EU students only)
  6. Open to students worldwide

Duration / Benefits

Depending on the successful applicant (EU or non-EU) this studentship would include a commitment to work up to 77 hours per academic year. The award will pay full home/EU tuition fees and a maintenance grant for 3.5 years. Non-EU applicants may have to contribute to the higher non-EU overseas fee.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Liverpool
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country UK
Subject areas Chemistry, Physics, or Materials Science
Fellowship  Funded studentship
Eligibility Open to all nationalities (Home/EU/International)
Deadline 31 July 2020


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