SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are always looking for excellent students and postdocs, and Australia/UNSW provides excellent opportunities for scholarship and awards.  If you are interested in joining the team, please contact me at your convenience. Also be sure to check out the links below regarding scholarship opportunities.

 

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are always looking for excellent students and postdocs, and Australia/UNSW provides excellent opportunities for scholarship and awards.  If you are interested in joining the team, please contact me at your convenience. Also be sure to check out the links below regarding scholarship opportunities.

 

Graduate Research Scholarships

Domestic Research Scholarships

International Research Scholarships

Home Country Joint Scholarships

 

New opportunity

Project Title: Single Atom Catalysts and Nanoclusters Supported on Nanoscale Silicon Carbide/Nitrides for the Partial Oxidation of Methane using Tunable Preceramic Polymer Templates.

Project Summary:
The partial oxidation of methane is an intriguing route toward the
production of syngas at stoichiometries directly amendable
to methanol synthesis and/or Fischer-Tropsch reactions. This
reaction is notoriously tricky to maintain, as it is often plagued with selectivity issues (i.e. total oxidation to CO2), or catalyst deactivation through coke formation. Additionally, the understanding of catalyst processing and structure is poorly understood, limiting logical decisions on catalyst design. This project aims to develop new materials with improved reactivity using single atom catalysts supported on silicon carbide/nitride supports made via block copolymer templating approaches. Preceramic polymers act as a precursor to form silicon carbide/nitride nanomaterials, while blending with appropriate catalyst metal precursors yields the final catalyst. To best understand how the materials are formed during processing and during partial oxidation of methane reactions, in-situ synchrotron characterization methods will be used to form structure/function relationships for these novel materials. The PhD project is funded through the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund, and will necessitate an array of skills including particle synthesis, materials characterization and catalytic performance assessment. The student will be expected to participate in the Annual ACS Spring Meeting in Years 2 and 3 of their PhD.

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