Plasma chemistry revolution of N2 fixation and fertiliser generation.

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018) and C-Tech Innovation.

1 Year Enterprise-led Funded Masters by Research, Ref. No.109

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and International students pay £15,945.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

Nitrogen fixation is a huge global industry but is one that is overly reliant on large plants, expensive reactors and huge natural gas reserves. As a result, it contributes significantly to the production of greenhouse gases and therefore climate change.

In this project you will explore and develop the application of C-Tech Innovation’s Atmospheric Pressure Non-Equilibrium Plasma (APNEP) technology to the field of N2 fixation and the fertiliser sector. The development of a low cost, modular process plant powered by low carbon energy will provide an alternative route to the manufacture of these vital commodity products and address a sector-wide need.

Working with academics in Lancaster University’s Chemical Engineering department and with C-Tech Innovation, you will work on characterising the APNEP system. This will be achieved by undertaking practical work at C-Tech Innovation, based near Chester, and conducting the analysis work at Lancaster University. Understanding gained through this project will be much in demand as industries look more closely at the greenhouse gas emissions and move towards clean growth.

The project degree fees are sponsored, and you are paid a stipend whilst undertaking the research.

Applicants should have a Chemical Engineering Degree or similar.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University with supervision by Prof. Alastair Martin, Dr. Nuno Bimbo, Dr. Richard Dawson and C-Tech Innovation.

C-Tech Innovation is one of the UK’s most successful integrated research, technology and innovation organisations. Their unparalleled experience in electrochemical and electrothermal technologies coupled with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and technicians makes them industry leaders in electrochemical engineering and advanced thermal processing.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation please see our website.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.

Application deadline

Deadline: Midnight Sunday 22nd July 2018

Start date: October 2018