Chemistry/Materials Science: EPSRC Funded PhD: Novel Catalytic Materials for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation

Closing date: Apply as soon as possible

Key Information

The aim of the project is to develop novel catalytic materials for CO2 conversion to value-added products. In particular, the successful applicant will design, prepare, and test new polymer-metal composite catalysts for the electro (photo) chemical conversion of CO2 to chemicals and carbon-based fuels. This research will also include the understanding of the polymer-metal synergy involved in the catalytic process. Experience in one of more of the following areas is desirable: electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, materials science, catalysis.

This research, development, and innovation work will be carried out in the new facilities of the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) of Swansea University. The goal of ESRI is to “build the bridge to a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy future through the discovery and implementation of new technology.”  The development of novel CO2 conversion technologies strategically integrates within this concerted effort.


Applicants should have a first class or upper second class honours degree in chemistry, engineering, mathematics or science.

Applications are open to UK/EU and international students, however only UK/EU fees will be covered by the studentship. International students will be required to pay the difference between UK/EU and international tuition fees.


The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,296 p.a.

An additional £800 will be available for research expenses. 

How to Apply

To apply for this studentship, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the project to:

Dr Enrico Andreoli:

Informal enquiries about this project are welcome and may be directed to Dr Andreoli at the email address above or by telephone: +44 (0) 1792 60 2524