PhD Studentship: Pigment-Additive Interactions in Synthetic Emulsion Materials and Implications for the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art
The University of Leeds, in partnership with Tate, is offering a PhD studentship suitable for applicants with a background in science or engineering to investigate if, and how, pigments affect the formulation stability of synthetic emulsion materials developed since the 1950s.
The PhD studentship is funded for 3 years as part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme and is supported by training and networking events. The studentship is a unique opportunity to work across arts and STEM on industrially relevant materials making it attractive to a variety of career path.
The project will be jointly supervised by Dr Elizabeth Willneff at the University of Leeds in the School of Design and Dr Bronwyn Ormsby who is Principal Conservation Scientist at Tate, London. Additional mentoring will be provided by Dr Judith Tucker (School of Design) in Fine Arts and by Prof Sven Schroeder (School of Chemical and Process Engineering) in chemistry and materials characterisation.
The studentship is for UK/EU residents only. Typically, UK residents receive full funding including fees and a maintenance grant (c. £15k/year tax free). EU residents are typically eligible for a fees-only award and will not receive a maintenance grant.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable applicant is found. For full consideration, submit applications by Nov 1, 2017. The starting date for the scholarship is Jan 1, 2018.