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Southampton early stage training in structural and materials chemistry


The structure of a molecule or material dictates it properties and provides the key to understanding and enhancing these characteristics for a new generation of functional chemicals. These molecules and materials are central to the future of the EU in terms of enhancing the human environment and maintaining a competitive position for advanced chemicals in areas such as nanomaterials, information technology, aeronautics and space, sustainable development, global change, ecosystems and smart/adaptive functionalities, which have been identified by the EU as priority Thematic Areas in Framework 6.

This project will be undertaken by a dynamic team of researchers at the forefront of this subject area who will provide the best training possible for Early Stage Training Fellows (ESTF) in Structural Chemistry.

This is be achieved by delivering the following elements:
- access to world leading facilities, both in Southampton and at other European centres, for structure determination and modelling
- comprehensive training in (a) scientific knowledge through dedicated lectures and courses and (b) generic skills in scientific project management, safety and presentation of knowledge.
- a research project at the forefront of structural chemistry supervised by world renown scientists
- excellent opportunities to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects within the University and with key, associated European research centres
- a structured series of milestones to be reached that leads to the award of the PhD degree for successful researchers EST Fellows trained by this programme will have all the skills and knowledge to undertake scientific research projects central to many disciplines within, for example, chemistry, materials science, environmental science, condensed matter physics and biochemistry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/condensed matter physics

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

EST - Marie Curie actions-Early-stage Training


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United Kingdom