The centres are part of a significant government investment and will be used to train more than 3,500 postgraduate students. It is the UK's largest investment in postgraduate training in engineering and physical sciences and will fund more than 70 new centres across 23 other UK universities.
The funding – allocated by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – will target areas vital to economic growth.
Undertake a fully-funded, four-year EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) PhD in Advanced Biomedical Materials and form part of a strong, internationally leading cohort of interdisciplinary researchers that will help shape the future of biomedical materials research in the UK, and further afield.
The EPSRC CDT in Advanced Metallic Systems is being led by The University of Sheffield in partnership with The University of Manchester. Graduates are trained in fundamental metallurgical science and engineering as well as undertaking an industry-sponsored doctoral project.
The EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science is being led by the University of Bristol in partnership with six other institutions of which The University of Manchester is one. The CDT is multidisciplinary, bringing together researchers across the physical, environmental and health sciences, and engineering.
The EPSRC CDT in BioDesign Engineering is being led by Imperial College London in partnership with The University of Manchester and University College London. This CDT will integrate data science alongside engineering and biology as the three key pillars of the training platform.
The EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing is being led by Cardiff University in partnership with The University of Manchester and two other institutions. It has been designed to complement the aims of the world’s first Compound Semiconductor Cluster established in the UK.
The FIND EPSRC CDT is being led by the University of Bristol in partnership with five institutions including The University of Manchester. This is a continuation of the previous CDT in Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation that ran until 2018.
The EPSRC CDT in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials will train specialists with the skills to manipulate and develop new two-dimensional materials, in particular graphene, and work effectively across traditional discipline boundaries. Academic research will be complemented by direct engagement with a network of industrial partners.
Our fully-funded, four-year EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) PhD in Integrated Catalysis (iCAT) will train students in process engineering, chemical catalysis and biological catalysis, connecting these disciplines and helping to transform the way molecules are made.
The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
Industry requires materials to perform well in increasingly demanding environments. The complex challenges they must contend with need an interdisciplinary approach in order to be tackled effectively.
Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE) is a new training and research hub that aims to address complex industrial challenges. Our comprehensive training programme focuses on developing interdisciplinary skills and expertise.
The Power Networks CDT is committed to reducing CO2 emissions, which requires a fundamental transformation in how power networks are designed, operated and financed. The Centre will help ensure future networks support the electrification of energy, especially heat and transport, and encourage greater use of low carbon energy sources.
The CDT in Regenerative Medicine offers cutting-edge multidisciplinary doctoral training based on internationally-leading expertise in bioengineering, stem cells, extracellular matrix, inflammation biology and clinical translation. Our doctoral graduates will be fully equipped to be future international leaders in regenerative medicine.