Projects Available

We are constantly seeking highly talented researchers interested in the following topic areas to join the group. Prospective PhD (DPhil) candidates please email Prof. Tan for further information.

A wide range of graduate scholarships are available to support your doctoral studies at Oxford, details of which can be found here.

  • Nanoindentation Studies of Nanoporous Materials — e.g. MOFs, Aerogels, Hydrogels, Microporous Polymers, Zeolites
  • Robust Nanocomposites for Clean Energy, Environmental Remediation, and Biomedicine
  • Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Thin Films for Optoelectronic Devices and MEMS
  • Uncovering the Physicochemical Properties of Nanoporous Materials using Synchrotron and Neutron Radiation
  • Micro-Mechanics of Complex Materials
  • Two-Dimensional Layered Materials (Nanosheets) and Novel Nanostructures for Drug Delivery
  • Finite Element Modelling of Nanoindentation Processes on Anisotropic Materials and Advanced Porous Systems
  • Nanomechanical Characterisation of Nanocomposites utilising Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)
  • Modelling the Mechanical Behaviour of Metal-Organic Framework Materials using Density Functional Theory (DFT)
  • Development of Advanced Polymer Nanocomposites for High-Temperature Applications