Two PhD positions are available in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, UK, working on a new project in the groups of Dr. Scott Habershon and Dr. Reinhard Maurer. Anticipated start date is September 2019.
The projects will will involve the development and application of new quantum dynamical simulation methods to study the interplay between quantum tunneling and electronic friction in hydrogen metal chemistry. The successful candidate for this studentship will work on developing a formal theory that combines friction-based descriptions of nonadiabatic effects and the path-integral molecular dynamics framework for nuclear quantum effects. The candidate will apply this method to study how hydrogen transport is affected by these two quantum mechanical effects.
Further details, and application process, can be found here:
The studentship provides funding for 3.5 years to UK and EU students to cover maintenance as well as paying the university fees and providing funding for PhD travel expenses and research support. The tax-free stipend is at the standard research council rates (for 2018/19 that is £14,844 per annum).
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