Applications open soon for PhD’s in Aerosol Science 2023

Applications will open in Autumn 2022 for the opportunity to join the EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science. At a time when Aerosol Science has never been so crucial, we work to equip the next generation of Aerosol Scientists with the skills needed to tackle the numerous multidisciplinary challenges that fall at boundaries between the physical, engineering and health sciences.

After spending your first year training as part of the CDT cohort at the University of Bristol, our students undertake PhD projects hosted at one of our seven institutions, the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, Imperial, Leeds and Manchester. Could you be part of our fifth cohort (2023-2027)?

Choosing your PhD project

Details of each PhD project, including title, description and academic supervisor will be advertised on this website from Autumn 2022.

Each studentship has a primary academic supervisor at the home institution. A second academic supervisor (who may be at a second institution) will host the student towards the end of year 1 for a thematic broadening research sabbatical. In either year 2 or 3, each cohort member will undertake a placement with an industrial partner, further developing your skills and gaining experience of aerosol science outside academia.

All PhD projects and sabbaticals are designed in complementary thematic areas of aerosol science. The five themes are: basic aerosol processes; measurement techniques; aerosols and health; aerosol technology; and atmospheric and environmental aerosol.

When you apply, you can indicate preferences for specific projects, themes or institutions, but this information is not essential at this stage.

What funding is available?

Each four-year PhD studentship is funded as part of the EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science, by the EPSRC and / or by university institutional funding. Some of the projects are also part-sponsored by an industrial partner (in which case this will be noted on the project description). Successful applicants who meet the funding criteria will receive a studentship covering tuition fees, research and training support grant (to cover your research costs), plus a stipend to cover your living expenses while you train, paid at the standard UKRI rate.

How do I apply?

Once applications open, apply using our online application form. Applications will be reviewed by the CDT recruitment panel and shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in an online recruitment and assessment process.

Who can I contact for further information?

Project details and application forms will be advertised here when the projects are released.  If you have any queries, please contact us at

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EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science

University of Bristol
School of Chemistry
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Bristol, BS8 1TS

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