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Investigation of mechanisms of interaction/performance of Green Corrosion inhibitors for High temperature and pressure H2S/CO2 Corrosion Environment


Key facts

Type of research degree
Application deadline
Sunday 12 April 2020
Project start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
Research council
Professor Anne Neville and Dr Frederick Oritseweneye Pessu
School of Mechanical Engineering
Research groups/institutes
Institute of Functional Surfaces
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The cost of corrosion is currently over $2 Trillion or 3% of the GDP of all G20 economies. Corrosion consistently presents a significant threat to the UK and world energy production infrastructure and manifests in various forms. Localised corrosion is the most prominent and it usually occurs with the formation of corrosion products in arduous energy production systems. This project present an exciting opportunity to work in the Institute of Functional Surfaces, University of Leeds on fundamental research funded by EPSRC and in collaboration with Baker Hughes; one of the largest global manufacturers of oilfield production chemicals for corrosion mitigation. It focuses on optimising green CIs for energy production systems such as geothermal and oil and gas. This project is aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which the active component in green corrosion inhibitors (CIs) interacts with corrosion interfaces characterised by a complex mixture of corrosion deposits formed under H2S-containing conditions at high temperature and pressure (HT/HP). Interested candidates will also have an opportunity into a multidisciplinary science/engineering area of research that includes materials for energy application, electrochemical sciences, surface engineering and surface science etc.

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is &lsquo;Investigation of mechanisms of interaction/performance of Green Corrosion inhibitors for High temperature and pressure H2S/CO2 Corrosion Environment&rsquo; as well as&nbsp;<a href="">Dr Frederick&nbsp;Oritseweneye Pessu</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome 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.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p>UK/EU&nbsp;- Engineering &amp; Physical Sciences Research Council Industrial CASE Studentships paying Home/EU of &pound;4,600 for Session 2020/21,&nbsp;together with a maintenance grant of &pound;15,285 for Session 2020/21 paid at standard Research Council rates for 4 years. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis.&nbsp;&nbsp;UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information regarding your application,&nbsp;please contact Doctoral College Admissions</p> <p>Email:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:phd@engineering">phd@engineering</a>&nbsp;or Telephone: + 44 (0) 113 343 5057</p> <p>For further information regarding the project,&nbsp;please contact Dr Frederick Pessu</p> <p>Email:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;Telephone:&nbsp; + 44 (0) 113 343 7635.</p>

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