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PhD position Available at IT Sligo, Ireland


Renewable Engine is an innovative cross-border project (INTERREG) delivering a programme of Research and Innovation activities on behalf of SME partners. The objective of Renewable Engine is to facilitate industrial R&I at PhD level in local engineering companies for the development of new products.

The Renewable Engine research super-cluster consists of;

  • South West College (lead partner)
  • Institute of Technology Sligo
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Associate project partners are Manufacturing NI, Action Renewables and Mid Ulster Council.

 Stipend & Benefits

  • An attractive annual stipend of €22,000 is available to each of the successful candidate
  • University registration fees will be paid in addition to the stipend amount

 The successful applicant will be developing new materials for photocatalysis.

Application Requirements

Minimum first class or 2.1 degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or in a related discipline in physical sciences will be required. Previous research experience in advanced materials will be an advantage but not mandatory.

Completed CVs detailing academic achievements and research projects undertaken should be forwarded to.

Prof. Suresh Pillai

Deadline of applications: 10th November 2017

More details available at http://www.renewableengine.eu/phd-studentships/#guidance

The project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with match funding provided by the Department for the Economy and Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland.


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