Applications are being accepted for a PhD Studentship in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, beginning in September 2022. This project will concentrate on the creation of novel interpretable and interactive machine learning models as well as data-driven methodologies for projecting consensus green chemistry metrics, allowing academics to undertake AI-augmented logical assessments of various chemical synthesis approaches.
Jonathan Hirst will manage the research, which is part of a substantial new award from the Royal Academy of Engineering Chairs in Emerging Technologies scheme. Through the EPSRC-funded Prosperity Partnership “Accelerated Discovery and Development of New Medicines: Prosperity Partnership for a Healthier Nation” and the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in “Sustainable Chemistry: Atoms-2-Products an Integrated Approach to Sustainable Chemistry,” the project will involve close collaboration with a variety of synthetic chemists with a specific focus on green and sustainable chemistry. The project will give you a wide range of experience in computer programming as well as the development and implementation of machine learning methods to chemistry.
About the Scholarship:
The University of Nottingham began as a Civic College, the first of its type in Nottingham, and eventually relocated to its current main campus, University Park. In 1928, King George V dedicated the college. Through a Royal Charter in 1948, the college eventually became Nottingham University. Even in its early days, it attracted many prominent figures as guest lecturers, including Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and H.G. Wells. Since then, it has continued to develop and thrive, and it now has campuses in nations such as Malaysia and China. The university has always prioritized innovation. In 1970, it established the UK’s first 20th-century Medical School, and in 1955, it established the School of Nursing after combining with the Mid-Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery. Geography, Education and training, Veterinary sciences, Pharmacy, and English language and literature are some of the best subject areas given by Nottingham. Nottingham has carved out a niche for itself in terms of research activity, and it is presently rated seventh in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, more than 97 percent of the University’s research is recognized internationally, with 80 percent acknowledged as world-leading, the highest research rank. Nottingham University has frequently been listed among the top universities in the United Kingdom. It is the UK’s fifth-largest university and a member of the Russell Group, as well as the European University Association, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and Universitas 21.
Nottingham University is made up of five component faculties, each with over 50 schools, departments, institutes, and research centers. Alumni of the university have received numerous important accolades, including a Turner Prize, a Fields Medal, three Nobel Prizes, and a Gabor Medal and Prize. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Nottingham is the seventh-largest university in the United Kingdom, with over 33,000 students from over 130 countries. The University of Nottingham provides a variety of courses. Arts, Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering, Science, and Social Sciences are all represented on the faculty. Students can select from a variety of courses offered by each faculty. University Park Campus is the major campus and a student hub; it is often regarded as the most beautiful campus in the country. The Medical School, The Jubilee Campus, King’s Meadow Campus, and Sutton Bonington Campus are the additional campuses. The Lakeside Arts Centre serves as the university’s cultural hub. The sports center, which comprises over 70 different sports clubs, encourages young and emerging talents in the field of sports. The libraries are well-equipped and have all of the resources needed. A dental unit, occupational health, and a pharmacy are available at the university’s health care center. The University of Nottingham is a research-focused campus university that has been described by the Times as “the closest thing Britain has to a truly global university,” with campuses in Malaysia and China in addition to the UK. It is the sixth largest university in the United Kingdom, and it is a member of the Russell Group, Universitas 21, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the European University Association.
The University of Nottingham is widely recognized as one of the best universities in the world, and it is consistently ranked among the top 30 Higher Education institutions in the United Kingdom. Nottingham was awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework, and Nottingham subjects Pharmacy & Pharmacology (eighth in the world, fourth in the UK), Nursing (27th in the world, fifth in the UK), Veterinary Science (36th in the world, seventh in the UK), Education (43rd in the world, eighth in the UK), and English Language & Literature (48th in the world, 16th in the UK) also performed well. Admission to the University is extremely tough, with Nottingham consistently receiving one of the highest numbers of applications per undergraduate place in the country. Over 30,000 students are now enrolled, with slightly more than 9,000 of them being overseas. The Overseas Office at the University of Nottingham provides a variety of services for international students before and during their studies to ensure that they have the best possible preparation and support in the UK. This covers assistance with arrival and orientation to the University and the city, creating a bank account, extending visas, social support, and English language assistance. In addition to various trips to sites such as York, Oxford, and Scotland, the University engages in programs that allow international students to meet and live with English people in their area in order to develop their language abilities and learn more about the culture.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Nottingham
Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
Scholarship Worth: £15,609
Study Level: PhD
Nationality: International Students
The studentship is completely financed for a period of 36 months. Stipend at the RCUK rate (currently £15,609 per year) and tuition fees at the UK rate will be paid. Foreign students must pay the difference between UK and international tuition.\
Eligibility for Scholarship
- Applicants must have, or intend to have, a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent if from another country) in Chemistry or a related topic. A MChem/MSc-4-year integrated Masters, a BSc + MSc, or a BSc with significant research experience will be extremely beneficial. Experience in computer programming is also advantageous.
- If English is not the candidate’s first language, they must produce evidence that they meet the University’s minimal English Language requirements before beginning their studentship (IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element).
The University of Nottingham 2022 PhD Studentship in Machine learning for sustainable chemistry (UK) is open to all international students
To apply, students should first contact Professor Hirst through email at [email protected], and then submit a formal application via the University’s website.
The application deadline for the University of Nottingham 2022 PhD Studentship in Machine learning for sustainable chemistry (UK) is March 14, 2022