Masters degrees in Organometallic Chemistry offer advanced training in the techniques used to understand reactions between organic compounds and metals.
Taught MSc courses and research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes are available in this field. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree, such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering of Biotechnology.
These courses tend to focus on the chemistry of compounds containing, and the reactions involving, metal-carbon bonds. In particular, you will learn to develop new bonds in organic compounds in order to produce new products, though synthesis and analysis.
Through activities such as laboratory research, bioinformatics and 3D modelling, you will learn to predict the product of given reaction conditions and their structures. Methodologies in molecular biology are thus explored through both theoretical and instrumental investigation.
There are many industrial applications which your expertise would be suited to. You could work at the forefront of the latest technology for innovations in areas such as nuclear or renewable energy, nanotechnology and product design in various industries. Others roles may include work in agriculture, environmental protection services, or domestic utilities.
This course will extend your existing knowledge of chemical engineering to provide you with advanced chemical engineering and process technology skills for exciting and challenging careers in the chemical and related process industries.
You’ll develop advanced knowledge in key areas such as reaction engineering, product development, process modelling and simulation, and pharmaceutical formulation or energy technology.
The course has been designed to provide a greater depth of knowledge in aspects of advanced chemical engineering and a range of up-to-date process technologies. These will enable you to design, operate and manage processes and associated manufacturing plants, and to provide leadership in innovation, research and development and technology transfer.
This course will build upon your existing scientific/engineering knowledge and skills to convert to a specialisation in chemical engineering. This MSc course will provide you with chemical engineering and process technology skills for exciting and challenging careers in the chemical and related process industries.
The course has been designed to provide a depth of knowledge in core and aspects of advanced chemical engineering and a range of up-to-date process technologies. These will enable you to design, operate and manage processes, and associated manufacturing plants, and to provide leadership in innovation, research and development, and technology transfer.
You’ll undertake a large research project and study a series of compulsory taught modules covering: chemical engineering principles; chemical process technology; chemical reaction processes, separation processes; plant design; batch process engineering; and chemical products design and development.
One year enterprise-led funded Masters by Research, Ref. No. 85
· Get paid £15,000 tax-free
· Have your 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.
· Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.
New energy systems and promoting a transition to a circular economy are amongst the greatest challenges of the current generation.
This project offers the opportunity to gain a masters qualification working in collaboration with a leading supplier of precious metals. Understanding gained through this project will be in high demand as vehicle manufacturers seek to innovate to make fuel cell technology affordable. The project degree fees are sponsored, and you are paid a stipend whilst undertaking the research.
Fuel cells are becoming increasingly vital sources of power, with predictions for markets to surge in the next 20 years. A fuel cell includes a membrane impregnated with precious metals using Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology. Applications include electrolysers, trains, stationary power and fuel cell vehicles.
The aim of this project is to explore methods of recycling fuel cell membranes (MEA) safely in order to separate the reusable precious metal content from other products that may damage the environment. Currently, precious metals can only be recovered through a process of burning and releasing hazardous compounds. Fuel cells and electrolysers are part of the green energy revolution. This project aims to provide a recycling solution that will recover more useful valuable metals that can feed directly back into the production process.
The successful applicant has the opportunity to explore the leaching and deposition kinetics of some of the components not previously studied, such as iridium. This will likely involve techniques and equipment such as rotating discs, ring disc electrodes and electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance. The team will use this work to design a process / reactor, which allows the validation of the performance.
This project would suit a chemical engineering or chemistry graduate.
Enterprise and collaborative partners
This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University and Ames Goldsmith (U.K.) Limited. Supervised by Dr Richard Dawson and Dr Fabrice Andrieux of Lancaster University and colleagues from Ames Goldsmith (U.K.) Limited and Ceimig Limited. Ames Goldsmith is a major supplier of silver-based products and refining services to the electronics, medical, photographic, mirror, waste treatment and catalyst industries.
To apply for this opportunity please email [email protected] with:
· A CV (2 pages maximum)
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.
Deadline: Midnight Tuesday 19th June 2018
Start: October 2018