The Shine Centre for Doctoral Training now has 7 fully funded 42-month PhD scholarships (home/EU fees and stipend of £13590) available:
1. Efficient polymer photovoltaic devices based on amorphous polymeric semiconductors
2. Optimal Foraging Theory for Root Proliferation in Heterogeneous Soils
3. The Northern Hemisphere polar jet stream and its effect on regional climate during 1871-2100
4. Ultra high resolution imaging for studying the next generation of biologically inspired opto-electronic devices
5. Biofuels from Algae
6. From model to morphology: understanding leaf shape to optimize photosynthesis
7. Light-driven hybrid molecular catalysts for solar H2 production
The projects require a co-ordinated and interdisciplinary approach to problems of food sustainability, energy, climate, and the environment, all areas affected by the power of the sun. We aim to tackle the biggest challenge facing the world today: meeting the increasing the food and energy needs of the world’s population in the context of an uncertain climate and global environment change.
The Shine Centre for Doctoral Training unites scientists across the traditional boundaries in both the pure and applied sciences. Together, they are looking for new ways to use the sun’s energy more efficiently to increase food production and provide more renewable energy.
Applicants should refer to the shine website for more information about these projects and how to apply - to link please click the 'Apply Now' button.
Applicants must be EU nationals.