Defect-free membranes

Host Faculty: Engineering
General Subject Area: Chemical and Process Engineering
Project Level: PhD
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Defect-free membranes

Membrane separation processes require less operating and have lower capital costs than most other separation processes. However, the membrane materials required for some of these processes don't exist! One major obstacle is processing potential membrane materials into defect-free layers. This project explores up to five approaches for producing defect-free membranes with the aim of creating a generalizable strategy.


Supervisor: Matthew Cowan

Key qualifications and skills

  • Membranes for gas separation
  • Modelling in excel or python
  • Solvothermal synthesis of porous materials

Does the project come with funding

No - student must be self-funded.

Final date for receiving applications



Membranes; metal organic frameworks