University of Central Lancashire

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University of Central Lancashire

Position : PhD Studentships

Job Description :

University of Central Lancashire -School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Centre for Fire & Hazard Science

Project Title: Fire Hazards of Commercial Products

Applications are invited for this PhD studentship which has been funded by a multinational industrial collaborator based in the European Union.. The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress]. The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees for UK/EU residents plus a maintenance grant of up to £16,000. The successful applicant will start on 1 April 2013. International applicants may apply but will be expected to pay the difference between the UK/EU and International Fee Rate.

Project Description

An exciting opportunity exists to investigate the toxicity of products from burning materials. Fire toxicity increases exponentially with fire growth – a small fire produces a low yield of toxic products, but as it grows it becomes oxygen depleted, produces 10-50 times greater yield of the major toxicants carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, as well as hydrocarbon irritants and minor toxicants. The work will use the steady state tube furnace, ISO 19700 and on-line analytical instrumentation, including gas phase FTIR. Data from large scale fires will be correlated with these controlled bench-scale tests. This project attracts a tax-free bursary payment ranging from £14 000 to £16 000 p.a. for 3 years, together with payment of tuition fees for EU students.

The project is led by the world experts in the field, Prof T Richard Hull and Dr Anna Stec, editors of Fire Toxicity, (Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK), based at UCLan.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Anna A Stec, Email-ID : or Prof Richard Hull Email-ID :

For further information about our fire research please visit Website :

Applicants should have or expect to receive a good honours degree in chemistry or related subject preferably 1st class honours or equivalent.

Requests for an application pack (quoting the reference number RS1216) should be directed to the Graduate Research School Office.
Tel: 01772 895082 or click the Apply button below.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30 January 2013

Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 11 February 2013
Current UCLan Research students will not be eligible to apply for the research studentship

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