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Magnetic resonance approaches to determine the quality and authenticity of chocolates and confectionaries

  • School: School of Science and Technology
  • Starting: 2021
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / Fully-funded

Overview

The European confectionery industry comprises 35% of the global market but is desperately in need of tools to enhance its competitiveness. NTU is one of nine international partners including representatives from academia and industry, on an EU-funded project to develop such tools. The SuChAQuality project (suchaquality.com) focuses on developing an international and cross-sectoral network of organisations able to ensure higher authenticity and quality in the confectionery industry. The project will produce advanced analytical techniques, affordable and sustainable solutions for non-academic participants as well as reliable and efficient quality control methods. NTU is responsible for developing low cost magnetic resonance systems from the electronic signal creation and acquisition to the magnet and coil designs. This PhD project will focus on creating and testing these systems and evaluating their performance for assessing the quality and authenticity of chocolates and confectionaries. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a practical approach to problem solving to work on this exciting project. Experience in magnetic resonance, electronic circuit design, food physics or technology or a combination of these is highly desirable but not a pre-requisite.

Fees and funding

This project is funded under Nottingham Trent University’s 50-50 funding scheme in partnership with the SuChAQuality EU Horizon 2020 funded project.

Entry requirements

Entrants must have a degree in physics, engineering or a related discipline.

How to apply

For a step-by-step guide and to make an application, visit our how to apply page. The application deadline is Monday 6 September 2021, interviews will be held in September, dates are to be confirmed.

Entry qualifications

Entrants must have a degree in physics, engineering or a related discipline.

How to apply

The application deadline is Monday 6 September 2021 and interviews will be held in September, dates are to be confirmed.

For a step-by-step guide and to make an application, please visit our how to apply page.

Fees and funding

This PhD is fully-funded under Nottingham Trent University’s 50-50 funding scheme in partnership with the SuChAQuality EU Horizon 2020 funded project

Guidance and support

Further guidance and support on how to apply can be found on this page.

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Dr R Morris