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PhD opportunities with the CRITICAT CDT

Thursday 23 February 2017

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis (CRITICAT) is a PhD training programme hosted by St Andrews, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities. CRITICAT offers a four-year PhD in catalysis and provides comprehensive training in homogeneous-, heterogeneous- and bio-catalysis as well as reaction engineering.

CRITICAT research projects focus on catalysis and how it can be used to limit society's reliance on non-sustainable feedstocks. This is achieved by developing new catalytic methods or improving existing processes to make the best use of our available resources.

We currently have 15 PhD studentships for projects based at St Andrews, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities. Successful candidates will join our fifth CDT cohort and begin their PhD in September 2018.

The deadline for applications is Friday 5th January. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a two-day open-day/interview on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2018.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD studentship with the CRITICAT program, please look at our website ( for details of potential supervisors and how to apply.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr Kevin Jones (; office 211b)