LED-driven photocatalytic oxidation technology for water purification

This interdisciplinary project in collaboration with Scottish Water, our industrial partner, aims to provide a safe and reliable technology for the treatment of drinking water as well as for the effective treatment of natural organic matter and other organic substances. To achieve this, light emitting diodes (LEDs) will be combined with a new generation of catalytic materials and photocatalytic oxidation will be applied. Scientific input and financial support from Scottish Water during the whole duration of the studentship will safeguard the feasibility and effectiveness of the new technology. The student will be also offered a three-month paid placement in Scottish Water, one of the largest water companies in the UK.

Closing Date: 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Principal Supervisor: 

Dr Thalia Chatzisymeon

Assistant Supervisor: 

Prof Neil Robertson


Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.


Fully funded scholarship by Scottish Water/EPSRC. To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), you must have each of the following: 1. Have settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay. 2. Have been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship grant. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).

Informal Enquiries: 

For further details contact Dr Thalia Chatzisymeon, e.chatzisymeon@ed.ac.uk