Dyers Company Coloration Scholarship - upcoming deadline

Applications are invited for this 3-year PhD studentship on the development of innovative, eco-friendly coloration technology for wool and related keratin fibres.

Investigation into the Development of Eco-friendly Coloration and Processing of Wool

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2020

The PhD project is focused on the development of innovative, eco-friendly coloration technology for wool and related keratin fibres. The project will use novel wet and dry chemistries to modify the wool to allow energy efficient low temperature dyeing, impart improved printability and also functionalise the fibre for improved performance. Coupled to the development of the commercial processing technologies will be the comprehensive characterisation of the fibrous materials through a range of surface and bulk analytical techniques.

Applications are invited for this 3-year PhD project studentship which focuses on the development of innovative, eco-friendly coloration technology for wool and related keratin fibres. The project will use novel wet and dry chemistries to modify the wool to allow energy efficient low temperature dyeing, impart improved printability and also functionalise the fibre for improved performance. Coupled to the development of the commercial processing technologies will be the comprehensive characterisation of the fibrous materials through a range of surface and bulk analytical techniques.

The Scholarship covers the annual University study fee at UK rate (£4,600) and provides an annual student bursary of £15,500 p.a.

It is anticipated the project will commence in October 2020.

International candidates are not eligible. Home/EU only.

Minimum Academic Requirements 

If English is not your first language, then candidates must meet the following School of Design English language requirements: in IELTS a score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any skill area, or equivalent.

Applicants should have or will expect to attain at least a 2i degree classification in chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline or should have or will expect to attain an MSc in a chemistry-related discipline. An interest in textiles will be advantageous for this multidisciplinary PhD. The candidate should be keen to develop experimental skills within the area of textile coloration, textile chemistry and textile science. Skills in organisation, communication and time-management are vital. An interest in the industrial application of scientific research is strongly desired.

The studentship is dependent upon the application also meeting the minimum requirements for a PhD in the School of Design at the University of Leeds and receiving an offer of a place.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

Supervisory team:
Professor Chris Carr 
Dr Muriel Rigout

Contact:
School of Design, University of Leeds
0113 343 3094
Professor Chris Carr c.carr@leeds.ac.uk

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