ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDProfessions and applied sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
This project aims to develop a range of products as extraction media to sample and concentrate compounds of interest from aqueous matrices and to offer alternative polymer phases with affinity for different compound types to enhance the company’s product portfolio. Markes International is a pioneer of analytical thermal desorption instrumentation and associated sampling equipment. The company’s products are widely used for analysis of polymers, foods, pharmaceuticals and construction products.
Currently the company wants to expand their product range of manual and automated sorptive extraction probes. In this context, the company is facing a number of challenges associated with development of these products. The project will combine the expertise of the Markes International and Cardiff University to develop a range of products as extraction media to sample and concentrate compounds of interest from aqueous matrices alongside with developing new alternative support materials with superior properties including an affinity for different compound types to enhance product functionality and specificity.
What is funded
|Tuition fee support||Full UK/EU tuition fees|
|Maintenance stipend||Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum|
|Residency||Applicants must have a home or work
address in the West Wales and the Valleys region at the time of their
application for KESS funding and their enrolment for the course of study
Applicants are expected to have an
Upper-Second Class Honours Degree or above in Chemistry, Material
Science or Material Engineering.
- have a home or work address in the West Wales and the Valleys region at the time of their application for KESS funding and their enrolment for the course of study
- have a legal right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the KESS2 support, and the right to take up paid work in the WWV region on completion of the scholarship
- be classified as a ‘home’ or ‘EU’ student.
The Convergence area covers West Wales and the Valleys, and is made up of the following 15 local authorities:
- Isle of Anglesey
- Neath Port Talbot
- Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Blaenau Gwent