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Scholarship PhD Scholarship in Photocatalytic Carbon Reduction Using Microfluidics
Reference 22CBIGE_YR
Length of Scholarship Up to 36 months, subject to satisfactory progression
Places 1
Programme PhD Mechanical Engineering
Department or School Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
Entry 10 September 2022
Closing Date 15 May 2022 China Standard Time (CST)


The available PhD scholarship cover

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend
  • Medical insurance with designated providers
  • All above items are covered for up to 36 months based on satisfactory progression
  • All regulations set out in the UNNC PhD Scholarship Policy apply

In addition to the above scholarship, successful candidates also have the opportunity to carry out teaching (after the completion of Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) training) or research assistant duties at UNNC since second year of their PhD programmes.


Available PhD research areas

Thermofluids-related Renewable-energy Technologies

  • Investigation of heat and mass transfer for enhancing visible-light-induced photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide using microfiber membranes
  • Modelling of the heat and mass transfer combing CO2 adsorption/diffusion with photocatalytic reaction
  • Study of the transport mechanism of CO2 molecules and water vapour molecules in porous media
  • Study of the heat and mass transfer mechanism of nanopore condensation 


PhD programme structure

PhD programmes at the UNNC are composed of 3 years research and a 1 year thesis pending period for full time PhDs. Full time PhDs are expected to submit their theses within a maximum of four years from initial registration.

On successful completion of the PhD, the students will be awarded a PhD degree from University of Nottingham. No reference will be made on the degree certificate as to where the degree has been completed. The University of Nottingham PhD degree is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the UK Quality Assurance Agency.



Applicants must have a master’s degree, with minimum average score of 65% and degree classification Merit or above from a British university. Applicants also should hold a bachelor’s degree at the upper second class or above level. Applicants from institutions where a different score system is used must have achieved an equivalent level of performance to the above.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering also considers applicants holding a bachelor’s degree with first class honours from a British university or the equivalent from other prestigious institutions.

Applicants must also meet the required English language proficiency for the relevant subject area. More details can be found on the 'entry requirements' page of the website. 


How to apply

No separate application is required for applying for a scholarship but please make sure you select the correct scholarship reference number in the PhD application system. A list of required documents can be found on the 'how to apply' page.