University of Bristol

Technology Enhanced Chemical Synthesis

Our alternative to the traditional PhD will: - enhance your research skills through our unique initial training period - introduce you to state-of-the-art automation and reaction technology - introduce you to new methods of computational chemistry, including AI - enable you to choose your own PhD project - encourage you to explore areas outside your comfort zone - foster a teamwork ethos through cohort-driven research - include entrepreneurship training to introduce you to the start-up culture - build personal confidence - create links with industry while working on real-world problems - allow you to interact with internationally renowned research groups - grow your employability and transferable skills We are seeking applications from students covering the whole breadth of the synthetic chemistry spectrum, including computational modelling and automation and reactor technology. Our research is organised into themes, and we encourage applications from students whose interests lie within these: - Metal catalysed transformations - New scaffolds for medicines and agrochemicals - Designer ligands for catalysis - Design and synthesis of new bioactive and functional molecules - Main group chemistry: from molecules to materials - Development of expedient new synthetic methodologies - Chemistry, synthesis and activity of natural products - Cleaner synthesis Applications are welcomed from students with or expecting to gain a first or upper-second class honours MSci/MChem (or equivalent). This is one of the CDTs hosted by the School of Chemistry offering training in a number of different disciplines.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: An upper second-class honours MSci/MChem degree, or international equivalent. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site BS8 1TH South West

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