Engineering: M2A Fully Funded MSc by Research Scholarship: The Assessment of Metals in WEEE For Economic Optimisation of Recycling Processes

Closing date: 28 February 2018

Key Information

Start Date: October 2018

Sponsoring Company: Mekatek Ltd.

Academic Supervisor: Dr Peter Douglas

Project Aims:

This industrial research project will support the WEEE recycling operations of Mekatek Ltd. with elemental analysis of WEEE and output fractions of recycling processes. Data from material assays will be used to:

  • Determine materials purity in output fractions
  • Optimise compositions of material flows to downstream recovery processes by blending recycling output fractions for greatest economic return
  • Evaluate substance flows in recycling for process optimisation and minimisation of losses of economically and environmentally significant metals

Suitable Candidate:

Training in the use of analytical techniques will be provided but the successful candidate will be someone who is capable of independent, careful, and precise, laboratory work. 

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Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. 

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit –

Our funders require applicants to also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a UK or EU citizen (i.e. eligible for ‘home’ tuition fees at the University) and have the right to work in Wales at the end of your studies.
  • You must be resident in West Wales and the Valleys at the point of enrolment and throughout the duration of your studies.
  • You must not be financially able to participate without the award of grant funding.

Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found at:


The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £12,500 p.a.

How to Apply

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the online application form.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2018.

Informal enquiries about this scholarship are welcome and may be directed by email to: