4 places available for 2013 entry
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Particulate Materials brings together the research expertise from our internationally leading Institute for Materials Research (IMR) and the Institute for Particle Science & Engineering (IPSE).
High value added manufacturing is recognised by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and other funding agencies as being a priority area and through the existing activity within IMR and IPSE we are well-placed to exploit this. Our Centre for doctoral training centre will build on our strengths and grow the capabilities of IPSE and IMR in underpinning research competitiveness.
Institute for Materials Research (IMR)
IMR embraces all approaches to materials science and engineering, from fundamental studies and modelling through to device fabrication, underpinned by the classical process-structure-properties paradigm. The research activities cover three main established areas:
Institute of Particle Science & Engineering (IPSE)
IPSE has an international reputation for academic excellence, a large team of world-renowned staff and significant industrial and government support. Research activities are wide-ranging and cover a large number of topics in chemical engineering, colloids and interfacial engineering, multi-scale and systems modelling, fine chemicals processing, minerals and waste processing, powder and formulation engineering, in-process measurement and control systems. Activities are grouped in three categories - Manufacturing, Measurement and Modelling - with many being focused on special topics involving significant collaboration with other academic institutions and/or industrial organisations. Topics for the centre include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Students will be enrolled on an integrated 4 year MSc/PhD degree programme where you will complete taught components during the first 2 years of the programme will include core advanced particulate materials skills modules plus some options that will be chosen for their relevance to your specific research project.
The above topics cover a wide range of applications including energy and environment, healthcare, homecare, aerospace, pharmaceutical, agrochemical and paint and pigments to name but a few. Students will be jointly supervised by at least one member of research staff from each Institute.
For further information visit: www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/materials
Application Deadline: 28 February 2013