Cardiff University

Cardiff University

State and Solid Materials

Research is focused on understanding fundamental properties of materials, developing and advancing new aspects of experimental techniques for investigating these properties, and exploring the potential for developing applications of the materials under investigation; current research projects include: the preparation, characterisation and application of new microporous polymeric materials which, among a wide range of exciting new applications, are currently generating promise for their potential in adsorption and separation technologies; the development of a fundamental understanding of structural and dynamic properties of molecular solids (including solid inclusion compounds, incommensurate solids, hydrogen-bonded systems and disordered materials) and of crystallization processes of these materials; understanding structural, dynamic and related properties of different forms of 'soft matter' (including colloidal systems, surfactant solutions, dispersed polymeric aggregates and polymer-surfactant systems); the development and application of new aspects of experimental techniques for elucidating properties of materials � topics of particular interest include advances in EPR and ENDOR spectroscopy in a range of novel areas (including the characterisation of catalytic systems and solid surfaces), and the development and application of new techniques for structure determination using powder X-ray diffraction data; focusing on the development of new strategies for applying polymers as vehicles for targeted and controlled drug release.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to pass IELTS or TOEFL exams.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,390 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Full-time £ 3,390 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

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