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Studying here

The group offers an excellent environment for postgraduate study and for postdoctoral research using a wide range of modern techniques and instrumentation. Please see the bottom of this webpage for current opportunities.

 

The group is multi-national, with current and recent group members from China, India, Nepal, the USA, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Romania and the UK.  Profiles of our current group members can be found on the Group Members pages  of this website.  We welcome applications for postgraduate study and post-doctoral research positions from across the world.

Most of our postgraduate students are conducting research for a Ph.D., and further details of our application procedures, admission requirements and opportunities for funding are described on the School of Chemistry’s website.

The research groups share laboratory and office space and operate experiments making use of techniques such as velocity map imaging, H Rydberg atom photofragment translational spectroscopy, crossed molecular beam scattering, ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy and cavity ring-down spectroscopy.  We are well equipped with femtosecond and nanosecond pulsed laser systems tunable across the ultraviolet, visible and infra-red regions, and also operate experiments with high resolution continuous wave lasers.  Experimental studies are complemented by computational and theoretical chemistry methods, often in collaboration with colleagues in Bristol’s Centre for Computational Chemistry and elsewhere.

We offer postgraduate training in a wide range of experimental and computational methods, with access to modern instrumentation, within a research group that has a well-established international profile.  Recent group members  have gone on to a variety of careers in academia, industry, consultancy, education, and many other fields, and find employment across the globe.

 

School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol

School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol

Find out more about life in the city of Bristol from the University’s website.

 

Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities

We welcome enquiries about postdoctoral and postgraduate studentships at all times, and will assist candidates with strong academic and research track-records to apply for fellowships or scholarships.

Prof Andrew Orr-Ewing and Prof Dudley Shallcross are currently seeking a candidate for a PhD studentship application to the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership. The research project will involve laboratory studies of the reactions of Criegee intermediates and the computer modelling of the consequences of these reactions for the chemistry of the lower atmosphere.  For further information please e-mail a.orr-ewing@bristol.ac.uk.  The GW4+ DTP is described in more detail at www.bristol.ac.uk/gw4plusdtp/.

Prof Mike Ashfold and Prof Andrew Orr-Ewing both seek applications from prospective PhD students for EPSRC-funded research in gas phase photochemical and reaction dynamics studied using velocity map imaging.  This work is part of our EPSRC Programme Grant collaboration with Profs Mark Brouard, Claire Vallance and Stuart Mackenzie at the University of Oxford.  For further details, please e-mail mike.ashfold@bristol.ac.uk or a.orr-ewing@bristol.ac.uk.