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PhD in Sustainable Rubber Chemistry and Technology

PhD in Sustainable Rubber Chemistry and Technology

Project Overview

Rubbers are ubiquitous materials in modern society and have played important roles across industries. As the key component to connecting the vehicle to the road, the performance of the tyre directly determines the fuel efficiency, wear emission, and safety. The development of sustainable and high-performance elastomers is a key step towards net-zero future. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly-motivated polymer researcher to investigate novel dynamic rubber technology and advanced rheology characterisation and develop an in-depth understanding of rubber circularity.

This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your career within a research-intensive, and commercially focused environment. Sponsored by a global synthetic rubber industry, you will be working at the advanced rubber laboratory at the International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing (IINM) and WMG, University of Warwick

You will be able to gain systematic trainings on polymer synthesis, nanocomposites processing and advanced characterisation; as well as keep close communication with industries to develop transferable technologies to address the sustainable rubber challenges.

Informal Enquiries

Please ensure you meet the minimum requirements before filling in the online form. As part of the application, please supply your CV, grades and qualifications (achieved and/or expected), and personal statement on why you think you should be considered for this position to Professor Wan,

Essential and Desirable Student Background Criteria

The ideal candidate will hold (or expect to hold) a 1st or upper 2nd class MSc / MChem / BSc or equivalent, understand and have experience in polymer synthesis and structure characterisation, in particular rubber processing and rheology characterisation.

Funding and Eligibility

Funding is available for UK/EU or international applicants for 3 years.

To apply please complete our online enquiry form and upload your CV, transcripts and certificates of previous studies to allow us to assess your suitability for this specific PhD.

* Please ensure you meet the minimum requirements before filling in the online form.

Key Information

Funding Source: Industry

Stipend: £18,622

Funding Duration: 3 years

Supervisor: Chaoying Wan

Available to All Students

Start date: March 2024