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Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering to help improve the environment, such as improvement to our air and water.
Research can be based around microwave processing, wastewater treatment, greenhouse gases, removal of pollutants in water and soils as well as many other aspects.
This PhD is based within the Energy and Sustainability and Process and Environmental research divisions. There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale.
We are one of the few universities in the UK with access to mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy and a ‘virtual-reality’ suite where you can construct and optimise your own complete processing plant.
Postgraduate students also have access to research facilities including a range of equipment, for example:
• total organic carbon
• strong acid digestion of rocks
• research test rigs - multiphase flow
• drop tube furnance
• flows in pipe rig
• microwave centre
Details on faculty funding opportunities, how to apply and deadlines can be found on the Faculty of Engineering website.
For more detailed information on potential fields please follow the links below to the work of the following research divisions:
• Energy and Sustainability
• Process and Environmental
Availability for employment and salary data for the Division of Energy and Sustainability is not attainable due to a small sample size.*
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service. Individual guidance appointments, career management training programme, access to resources and invitations to events including skills workshops and recruitment fairs are just some of the ways in which they can help you develop your full potential, whether you choose to continue within an academic setting or are looking at options outside of academia.
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