Functional porous materials for bioinspired catalysis

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Chemistry


A PhD position (36 months) in the synthesis of new nanoporous materials that are designed to display catalytic function inspired by the activity of the naturally occurring metalloproteins. The targeted porous materials are called metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and they can bring organic functionalities such as porphyrins and amino acids on which transition metals will be attached to create the catalytically active centers. The prepared materials will be tested on the catalysis of organic reactions.
The project involves organic and hybrid materials synthesis, diffraction, sorption and catalysis measurements. This studentship will allow highly motivated candidates to participate in the development of porous catalysts and collaborate with other members of the group, 8-10 PhDs and post-docs, who work similar projects in a multidisciplinary experimental and computational approach.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509693/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1969712 Studentship EP/N509693/1 01/12/2017 31/08/2021 Jonathan Ward
Description Presentation of a poster at Faculty Poster Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of a poster at Faculty Poster Day on 21/03/2019. It is a postgraduate event which allows you to present your research and to network with your peers from across the Faculty. Individuals would either stand by their poster or walk around observing others, asking and answering questions about others' research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019