Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Chemical Engineering



New: PhD Studentships for 3+1+1 Programme 

Two Research Studentships for PhD will be available each year from October 2018 for the top-performing students from the 3+1+1 China Programme in the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical & Materials Engineering. Students need to show aptitude for a Doctoral Programme at Loughborough University. The studentships will be awarded on a ‘tuition fees only’ basis; living costs will not be included.


For more information about this opportunity please contact June Lennie, Postgraduate Admissions (Research): j.lennie@lboro.ac.uk


PhD Opportunities

The Department has an excellent international reputation for its research and links with industry.

We have exciting opportunities to join our research team as a funded PhD student and currently we have studentships available for the following research topics:

Current vacancies

Doctoral Training Centres

The School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering is the host and/or partner in a number of doctoral training centres delivering cutting edge research in areas of strategic engineering, science and technology. Annually a number of PhD opportunities within the doctoral training centres become available if you would like more information they are listed below with links to their own web pages, or you can contact the named academic if you have an enquiry.

EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine
Enquiries to Dr Karen Coopman, email: K.Coopman@Lboro.ac.uk

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy
Enquiries to Dr Mark Jepson, email: M.A.E.Jepson@Lboro.ac.uk
or Prof Rachel Thomson, email: R.C.Thomson@Lboro.ac.uk

CDT in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics
Enquiries to Dr Gary Page, email: G.J.Page@Lboro.ac.uk

Speculative PhD enquiries

Funded research studentships become available throughout the year across a wide range of Chemical Engineering topics, funded by UK research councils, industry and Loughborough University. We also welcome enquiries from individuals who have their own funding or would be interested in a part funded PhD opportunity.

If you are interested in a future PhD opportunity in any of these research areas or generally a PhD within the Department of Chemical Engineering, please contact: Dr Karen Coopman, email: K.Coopman@Lboro.ac.uk

Submitting your application

Research applications are handled centrally at the University and should be submitted online. Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications (including English language where appropriate), academic transcripts and references.

After applying you can upload your supporting documents at any time during the year by returning to your application in the Application Portal, and clicking on 'View/Upload Documents'.

Link to University research applications portal »

General fees and funding information »

General Enquiries relating to applications, please contact:

Miss June Lennie
E-mail: j.lennie@lboro.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223331


PhD Studentship - Colloidal particle manipulation based on hydrodynamic and interfacial transport mechanisms in microfluidic devices


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Department of Chemical Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

+44 (0)1509 222 533