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Chemical and Process Engineering Research PhD

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Surrey

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-20, JAN-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Why choose this course

With the oldest continuing chemical engineering programme in England, we are a highly respected and award-winning department with a wealth of experience and expertise in the subject.

Our interdisciplinary research work involves activities with cross-cutting themes, investigating materials and devices with the Advanced Technology Institute while addressing challenges in information technology. The recently established Centre for Advance Process Intensification offers a research platform for sustainable manufacturing, leading to the development of new and improved concepts of processing methods and equipment for chemical and energy conversion systems.

Much of our research is computationally based and we have the latest software and hardware. Our modern laboratories include high headroom areas for pilot plant, and specialist laboratories exist for microbial systems, water and particle technology.

What you will study

If you join us, you will have opportunities to investigate topics ranging from fuel cell systems, biorefining and reverse osmosis to positron emission particle tracking.

As a PhD student you will go through a confirmation process in which you will need to produce a report to demonstrate your understanding of the research field and your project results. Your ability to carry out critical literature review, scientific writing skills and ability to carry out research and produce meaningful results will be evaluated by your supervisor and two examiners. Once you have passed the confirmation stage, your PhD research project can begin.

Research themes

There are five main research themes:

  • Energy and materials
  • Formulations and products
  • Health and food
  • Digital and process innovation
  • Water processing technology.

Tuition fees

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£ 22,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
38% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

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