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Position: PhD Studentship on Interfacial Phenomena for Agrichemical Formulations
Institution: University College London
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The aim of the PhD project is to characterise experimentally the effects of surfactants on the interfacial properties and the adhesion and spreading of the agrichemical emulsions. Both surface tension instruments and microfluidics approaches will be implemented to characterise equilibrium and dynamic interfacial properties and wettability. The project is in collaboration with Innospec, a leading chemicals company. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to share ideas and results with the industrial partner
Requirements: We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated graduate with knowledge of interfacial phenomena and emulsion systems and an interest on microfluidics and flow diagnostics. The candidate should have or is expected to soon obtain an excellent first degree in engineering or sciences. Strong analytical, organisation and communication skills, creativity and an aptitude for experimental work are essential
   
Text: PhD Studentship on Interfacial Phenomena for Agrichemical Formulations, - Ref:1875801 Click here to go back to search results UCL Department / Division Department of Chemical Engineering Location of position London Duration of Studentship 3.5 years Stipend £17,609 per annum Vacancy Information The studentship is part of the EPSRC funded project SusAgriChem Sustainable Formulation of Agri-Chemicals via Dynamic Molecular Interfaces. The project aims to develop the fundamental science and the predictive capabilities for agrichemical surfactant formulations that improve emulsification, adhesion and enhanced transport of the active ingredients. A multidisciplinary approach will be followed where numerical simulations will be combined with experimental studies to relate the molecular structure of surfactants and absorbance to interfaces to the final product performance. Studentship Description The aim of the PhD project is to characterise experimentally the effects of surfactants on the interfacial properties and the adhesion and spreading of the agrichemical emulsions. Both surface tension instruments and microfluidics approaches will be implemented to characterise equilibrium and dynamic interfacial properties and wettability. The project is in collaboration with Innospec, a leading chemicals company. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to share ideas and results with the industrial partner. Person Specification We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated graduate with knowledge of interfacial phenomena and emulsion systems and an interest on microfluidics and flow diagnostics. The candidate should have or is expected to soon obtain an excellent first degree in engineering or sciences. Strong analytical, organisation and communication skills, creativity and an aptitude for experimental work are essential. The applicant will have an opportunity to work across two research groups in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the ThAMeS Multiphase ( https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemical-engineering/thames-advanced-multiphase-systems ) and the Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics ( https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemical-engineering/research/core-research-groups/molecular-and-engineering-thermodynamics ) with an established record of research into interfacial phenomena and two-phase systems and training and mentorship of early career researchers. Eligibility This funding is available to UK and EU (non-UK) nationals subject to EPSRC student eligibility requirements. To discuss this position please email Prof Panagiota Angeli (p.angeli@ucl.ac.uk) or Prof Alberto Striolo (a.striolo@ucl.ac.uk). To apply please submit your application through the following link (specifying Prof Panagiota Angeli as academic supervisor): https://www.ucl.ac.uk/adminsys/search/ . We expect the successful candidate to start in July 2021. Contact name Prof Panagiota Angeli Contact details p.angeli@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 30 Jun 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Studentship Start Date July 2021
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