PhD positions in molecular collision dynamics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

A number of PhD positions are available in molecular scattering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. They are associated with a large, funded project (EPSRC Programme Grant ‘New Directions in Molecular Scattering’) held jointly with University of Oxford (see

Specific projects available, lead investigators, and links for more detailed descriptions include:

Dynamics of atmospherically relevant gas-liquid surface reactions probed through real-space imaging (Ken McKendrick)

Inelastic and reactive molecular scattering dynamics (Matt Costen)

Probing the dynamics of atmospherically relevant gas-liquid surface reactions using velocity-map imaging (Stuart Greaves)

Reactive-atom scattering as a novel probe of ionic-liquid surfaces (Ken McKendrick)

Funding is via the James-Watt Fellowship scheme, which will provide fees and stipend for UK Home students, or others (subject to conditions) who have been in settled in the UK for at least 3 years.

Informal enquiries should be made to the lead investigator of the relevant project(s):
Prof Matt Costen (
Dr Stuart Greaves ( Prof Ken McKendrick ( (and also any general enquiries)

Deadline for applications: 31 Mar 2023
Formal applications must be made through the Heriot-Watt University website: