PhD Position at University of Strathclyde

A 4-year PhD studentship is available for UK or international applicants: “Meeting future net-zero carbon energy needs: Improved borehole sealing using compacted bentonite and silica grout“. This project will investigate new technologies for borehole sealing to prevent the upward leakage of fluids and gases that are stored at-depth in the ground. Reliable borehole sealing is vital for global development of an energy industry that can meet net zero carbon by 2050 (2045 in Scotland).

Candidates can apply at:

The closing date for applications is Nov 21st 2022. The PhD project can start at any time, ideally beginning as soon as possible. However, candidates MUST be able to start before March 31st, 2023.

Further Information

More information are available on this pdf file.

For further information on the application process, please contact:

For further information regarding the project please contact Prof Rebecca Lunn or Dr Gea Pagano (

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