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12 PhD Positions Fully Funded at University of Nottingham, England

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University of Nottingham, England invites online Application for number of   PhD Positions at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Positions available at University of Nottingham, England.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.


(01) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship – Turning up the heat on soil carbon: Quantifying carbon dynamics and climate resilience of agave production in Mexico

“Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today, and agriculture is both a contributor to and a casualty of climate change. The impact of agriculture on the environment has been increasingly scrutinised, as it is responsible for 13% of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, regenerative farming offers a promising solution to reduce the impact of agriculture on climate change and increase the resilience of farming systems to climate change impacts. Our recent work has demonstrated substantial benefits for adopting regenerative practices in terms of long-term climate resilience. However, the benefits and trade-offs from such transitions are poorly quantified, and there remains little understanding of how such changes can contribute to the decarbonisation and increased sustainability of supply chains.

Deadline : 31 May 2024

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(02) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD studentship: Using next generation nitrogen sources for producing spring malting barley and its impact on yield and grain malt quality

An exciting opportunity has arisen to study for a PhD sponsored by Molson Coors Beverage Company and the BBSRC as a part of a collaborative training centre (‘BARIToNE’) focused on assuring the future sustainable supply of UK malting barley. This project falls under the ‘reduced inputs’ theme of BARIToNE.
 Malted barley is the single largest dry ingredient in brewing beer. Optimizing barley production and enhancing the production of tons of barley per hectare while increasing barley quality simultaneously are essential to developing the most sustainable barley supply chain globally. Presently, nitrogen fertilizers contribute 50-70% of greenhouse gas emissions associated with barley production. This project will assess the impacts that new nitrogen fertilizers will have on barley yield and malt quality to improve the N-use efficiency (NUE) and hence sustainability of barley supply. You will also investigate the use of nitrification inhibitors which can be added to N-based fertilizer to reduce losses and improve use efficiency. Nitrification inhibitors inhibit the biological oxidation of ammonium to nitrate, thus extending the time the active nitrogen component of the fertilizer remains in the soil as ammonium-N.

Deadline : 31 May 2024

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(03) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: Contribution of permafrost thaw to Arctic methane emissions from peatland systems

Arctic and Subarctic peatlands are rich in carbon and account for c. 20% of permafrost (layers of frozen sediment) area. As these regions warm up to 4 times faster than the rest of the planet, the permafrost thaws at an accelerating rate, changing the landscape shape and vegetation, and often new lakes and ponds form. These lakes and ponds are hotspots for greenhouse gas emissions. To quantify the methane emissions from these lakes, we require a greater understanding of permafrost melt and lake development within these peatlands.
 This PhD project aims to quantify methane production with lake development in combined peatland and lake systems in Northern Sweden across decadal timescales. Measurements will be taken at areas experiencing different stages of thaw, e.g. thaw lakes in existence pre-1960 and those forming now. This will be achieved through modern methane measurements and proxy methods using palaeoarchives. In the project, we will identify developing thaw lakes, measuring methane, and use sedimentological and palaeoecological proxy methods (including invertebrate and isotope analysis) to understand both modern day and historical methane emissions from these lakes. There will be opportunities to explore novel methane-based and palaeoenvironmental analyses to complement the project.

Deadline : 24 May 2024

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(04) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: Carbon dynamics of the Pantanal, the World’s largest wetland

The overarching aim of this project is to produce new estimates of carbon storage in soils and vegetation across key ecosystem types, and management regimes in the Pantanal, quantify the potential scale of greenhouse gas dynamics, and identify controls over emissions.
You will integrate a range of ecological and biogeochemical techniques, working closely with a range of collaborators in Brazil (including the Federal University of Mato Grosso and Embrapa Pantanal) and the UK throughout the project, as well as presenting your research at UK and international conferences. You will have a unique opportunity to conduct and lead on-the-ground research in the Pantanal, a global hotspot for biodiversity and carbon storage.
You will also receive extensive training in a range of field and lab-based methodologies, as well as transferable skills in presenting, data analysis, and stakeholder engagement. You will be joining a growing and welcoming research group, with multiple opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development.”

Deadline : 17 May 2024

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(05) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: High Impact sulphur flavour compounds in hop products

An exciting opportunity has arisen to study for a PhD alongside our commercial partner, Totally Natural Solutions Limited (TNS), to develop novel, clean label and sustainable flavourings for use in brewing and other industries. TNS specialize in the use of green extraction techniques, such as liquid or supercritical CO2, to prepare flavour extracts from hops and other botanicals. Converting these feedstocks into flavour enriched extracts offers efficiencies in their distribution, storage and use in brewing, providing sustainable solutions to the brewer relative to processes such as dry hopping which can incur significant beer losses.

Deadline : 17 May 2024

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(06) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: Developmental consequences of heat stress during early mammalian embryogenesis

Epidemiological evidence in humans indicates that acute heat exposure around the time of mating results in pregnancy loss, with potential long-term consequences for offspring health and wellbeing, although these latter adverse effects are poorly understood. Similar effects of acute heat stress on embryo survival and development are seen in other species. Identifying underpinning mechanisms requires the use of appropriate animal models. Farm animal and human embryos share many aspects of early development including gene regulatory networks, developmental timing, and signalling requirements for cell-lineage establishment. Thus, in addition to being species of clinical importance in their own right, these animals represent excellent models for the study of human embryogenesis.

Deadline :  10 May 2024

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(07) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: Does fertilizer placement play a key role in crop establishment?

Polyhalite is the first new mineral fertilizers for crop production in 75 years. It provides a fundamentally different approach because it nourishes crops while enhancing soils. Further, it meets key criteria of climate-smart crop nutrition. For example, in addition to improving crop productivity, it has an ultra-low carbon footprint, no chemical processing, zero water footprint, zero waste, and certification for organic agriculture.  Unlocking the full potential of such a promising mineral is an urgent research priority. Preliminary work has shown positive agronomic responses to this fertilizer, although the magnitude of the response can be variable. A key unanswered questions is does the placement of polyhalite in the soil affect the nutrient uptake to the crop plant, therefore offering potential to optimize nutrient delivery and performance in the field.  

Deadline : 03 May 2024

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(08) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: Leverhulme Trust PhD project: Lawn grass microbial fuel cells for widespread energy

The research targets Plant Microbial Fuel Cells (P-MFC) as a sustainable, carbon-negative energy solution, integral in generating clean electricity while supporting plant growth, wastewater remediation, and soil pollutant removal. The successful applicant will engage in growing P-MFCs, creating prototypes, studying variable effects on electrical output and plant/microbial health, and constructing a demonstrator model with an energy harvesting circuit.

Deadline : 30 April 2024

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(09) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: synthesis of molecular energy materials for lithium-sulfur batteries

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student to work on the synthesis of molecular energy materials. The candidate will work within the Nottingham Applied Materials and Interfaces Group ( in the Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham alongside our ‘next-generation’ batteries research team. We want to understand the chemistry that underpins advanced energy systems and use this knowledge can be used to unlock new energy storage technologies for electrification of the automotive sector. The target is to enable alternative, sustainable technologies that can supersede the lithium-ion battery and the group maintains active research programmes in lithium-ion batteries, magnesium batteries, lithium-air batteries and lithium-sulfur batteries. Our approach to address these challenges spans synthetic chemistry, electrochemistry and device development and is delivered in collaboration with leading stakeholders in the energy storage sector. 

Deadline : 11 September 2024

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(10) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: Concrete4Change and the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry

Applications are invited for an industrial led PhD studentship aimed at developing new, sustainable, advanced concrete materials with carbon negative footprints. To achieve this breakthrough we will use a multi-discipline approach incorporating organic and polymer chemistry, materials science and leading-edge data analysis, including machine learning/AI approaches. We are looking to attract applicants from chemistry/materials chemistry with an innate drive and curiosity to deliver new solutions to building materials that are needed within the next 10 years.

Deadline : 15 July 2024

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(11) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Scholarship: Universities for Nottingham and the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry

We invite suitably qualified and highly motivated applicants from STEM disciplines to apply for  a series of multidisciplinary PhD scholarships hosted by the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University  

In partnership with leading industrial stakeholders, we are launching a new collaborative approach to PhD projects. 

Our new PhD projects develop skills targeting the urgent need in transition to sustainable chemicals manufacturing. Our projects will define the next generation of multidisciplinary innovators driving the technologies and chemistries needed for Net-Zero economies.

Deadline : 31 May 2024

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(12) PhD Position – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:–PhD Studentship: Discovery of enzymes for plastic degradation

The aim of this PhD project is to address the plastic degradation challenge by investigating the processes and enzymes utilised by the isolated organism in the PE-degradation process. Building up from our previous studies, the successful candidate will identify, express and test the activity of a series of enzyme candidates. Suitable methods for testing the enzymatic activity will be developed over the course of the PhD and the enzymes will be characterised via a variety of analytical methods (e.g. biochemical assays, mass-spectrometry, crystallography, etc.) with the goal of gaining insights into enzymatic plastic degradation. 

Deadline : 22 May 2024

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About The University of Nottingham, England –Official Website

The University of Nottingham is a public research university in Nottingham, England. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881, and was granted a royal charter in 1948. The University of Nottingham belongs to the research intensive Russell Group association.

Nottingham’s main campus (University Park) with Jubilee Campus and teaching hospital (Queen’s Medical Centre) are located within the City of Nottingham, with a number of smaller campuses and sites elsewhere in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Outside the UK, the university has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia, and Ningbo, China. Nottingham is organised into five constituent faculties, within which there are more than 50 schools, departments, institutes and research centres. Nottingham has more than 46,000 students and 7,000 staff across the UK, China and Malaysia and had an income of £792.2 million in 2021–22, of which £131.4 million was from research grants and contracts. The institution’s alumni have been awarded one Nobel Prize, a Fields Medal, and a Gabor Medal and Prize. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, the Russell Group, Universitas 21, Universities UK, the Virgo Consortium, and participates in the Sutton Trust Summer School programme as a member of the Sutton 30.



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