Encapsulated TADF Molecules as FRET partners for Sensors and Catalysis PhD
- Entry requirements:
- 3 years
- Not available
- Reference number:
- Start date:
- 01 October 2018
- UK/EU fees:
- International fees:
- Application deadline:
- March 2018
in the UK for Chemistry
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The development of new organic molecules displaying thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) has emerged a high profile area of investigation largely owing to these materials utility in OLED and related technologies.
This project will focus on the synthesis of new TADF molecules and polymers primarily for use as Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) based nanosensors for chemical and biological detection.
Applicants must have a good knowledge of organic synthetic chemistry and laboratory skills commensurate with experience. Experience of running absorption/emission spectroscopy and electrochemical experiments or the desire to learn how to perform these measurements is also desirable.
Primary supervisor: Dr Ian A. Wright
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry.
A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: organic synthetic chemistry, polymer synthesis, fluorescence spectroscopy.
All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.
This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.
How to apply
All applications should be made online. Under programme name select Chemistry. Please quote reference number: CM/IAW-2/2017