PhD scholarships in Chemical Engineering

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate doctoral

  • Value

    Tuition fees and an annual tax-free contribution to maintenance costs of £22,900 per year for 42 months

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status

    Home, Overseas

  • Mode of study

    Full time, Part time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    31/12/2022 Closed

  • Additional information

    Scholarship page

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Chemical Engineering

Eligibility criteria

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you are expected to have obtained (or be heading for) a First Class Honours degree at Master's level (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, another branch of engineering or a related science. 

The scholarships are open to all applicants regardless of their fee status classification.

Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.

Application process

In order to be considered for the Chemical Engineering PhD Scholarships, you will need to submit your PhD application for admission through the online admissions system. The programme title is 'Chemical Engineering Research - Full Time'. Your application form must include:
  • Full transcripts of your university studies to date.
  • A personal statement to support your application, which should outline your research interest and experience.
  • A copy of your English Language certificate if applicable. Find out more about Imperial College London's language requirements. Please note that where there are two levels we require the higher level.
  • The contact details of two referees, at least one of whom must be an academic referee, for example your project supervisor or personal tutor.

You will be asked to give the e-mail addresses of the referees, which will trigger reference requests directly to the referees. Please do not upload reference letters as the references must come directly from the referees. References are confidential between the referee and the College. Please note that the e-mail addresses must be personal institutional addresses (university or company e-mail addresses) rather than webmail addresses, as these are not acceptable.

Additional information

The scholarships are open to all applicants regardless of their fee status and cover both Tuition fees and an annual tax-free contribution to maintenance costs of £22,900 per year for 42 months. Scholarships for October 2023 entry are available in the following areas and groups:
  • Novel agent-based approaches for whole energy systems modelling for UK net-zero emissions by 2050, with a focus on hydrogen integration, with Professor Adam Hawkes
  • Mammalian cell engineering: resource aware designs and tools for gene expression control, with Dr Francesca Ceroni
  • Robust functional membranes for fluid separation and chemical reaction, with Professor Kang Li
  • Influence of impurities on the properties and transportation of liquefied and compressed-gaseous hydrogen streams, with Professor Martin Trusler
  • Autonomous Industrial Systems, with Dr Mehmet Mercangöz
  • Advanced Membranes for Energy Conversion and Storage, with Dr Qilei Song
  • Reaction engineering and applied catalysis for sustainable production of specialty chemicals from biomass, with Dr Roberto Rinaldi
  • Catalytic conversion of bio-renewables with heterogeneous catalysts, with Dr Ceri Hammond
  • Robust data driven optimisation for uncertain chemical processes, with Dr Antonio del Rio Chanona
  • Information Processing in Natural Cells, Artificial Cells, Cell-Free Systems and Cell populations: Systems Investigations across the spectrum of systems and synthetic biology, with Dr Krishnan
  • Bio-inspired multifunctional nanocarriers for targeted delivery of active pharmaceutical agents and healthcare applications, with Professor Rongjun Chen
  • Computer-aided molecular design and optimisation, with Professor Claire Adjiman
  • Nanocellulose and composites from ionoSolv fractionation of biomass for high-value applications, with Professor Jason Hallett
  • Computer-aided tools in bioprocess and energy systems engineering, with Dr Maria Papathanasiou


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