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Postdoctoral positions:

There are 5 postdoctoral research positions available currently, based at the Huazhong University of Science & Technology, more information available.

PhD Studentships:

Next-Generation Porous Liquids

Porous materials are useful for applications such as catalysis and molecular separations. Until very recently, all known porous materials were solids, such as zeolites and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). In 2015, we reported the first example of porous liquids: that is, liquids with molecular-sized holes in them (Nature, 2015, 527, 216). This created, effectively, an entirely new class of materials. This PhD studentship will focus on designing next-generation porous liquids with an emphasis on making these new materials more scalable and more useful for real, practical applications. The project will be supervised by Professor Andrew Cooper FRS, one of the two inventors of porous liquids. More information available.

Discovery of Porous Organic Crystals Guided by Energy–Structure–Function Maps

This studentship forms part of a wider programme in the Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Material Design, focusing on the development of fundamentally new methods to design functional materials. The project will be supervised by Professor Andrew Cooper FRS. The studentship is fully funded for a period of 42 months starting in October 2018. More information available.

‘Seeing’ new organic ferroelectrics (iCase joint with IBM Research UK)

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design at the University of Liverpool seeks motivated and enthusiastic applicants for 48-month PhD studentship funded by the EPSRC Industrial CASE Studentship scheme.

This student will develop state-of-the-art computation, pattern recognition algorithms, and machine learning to guide systematic experimental investigations in the Materials Innovation Factory into all-organic molecular room temperature ferroelectrics that are flexible, non-toxic, and solution processable. More generally, the project will build a new computational platform for the prediction of function from structure and available literature, through the use of information extraction and knowledge representation techniques. More information available.