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Ceramics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 38 Ceramics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Ceramics offers an exciting opportunity to delve into the world of advanced materials and their applications in various industries.

What's it like to study a PhD in Ceramics?

Studying a PhD in Ceramics allows you to explore the fascinating properties and applications of ceramic materials. From traditional pottery to cutting-edge technologies, ceramics have a wide range of uses in industries such as aerospace, electronics, energy, and healthcare.

During your PhD, you will have the chance to conduct in-depth research on ceramic materials, their synthesis, characterization, and processing techniques. You may explore topics such as the development of new ceramic materials with enhanced properties, investigating their mechanical, thermal, and electrical behavior, or exploring their applications in areas like energy storage or biomedical implants.

As a PhD student, you will work closely with experienced researchers and professors, gaining valuable knowledge and skills in experimental techniques, data analysis, and scientific writing. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, allowing you to carry out innovative research and contribute to the advancement of the field.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Ceramics

To pursue a PhD in Ceramics, you will typically need a strong academic background in materials science, chemistry, or a related field. Most universities require a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, and some may also require a Master's degree.

Additionally, having research experience or relevant industry experience can strengthen your application. It is also important to demonstrate a passion for ceramics and a clear research proposal outlining your intended area of study.

PhD in Ceramics funding options

Funding for PhDs in Ceramics may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Ceramics careers

A PhD in Ceramics opens up a range of exciting career opportunities. Graduates can find employment in industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, and healthcare. You may work in research and development, designing new ceramic materials or improving existing ones. Other career paths include materials testing and characterization, quality control, or consultancy roles.

Furthermore, academia offers opportunities for those interested in teaching and conducting further research. Many universities have dedicated materials science departments where you can pursue a career as a lecturer or researcher, contributing to the education and advancement of future generations of materials scientists.

In conclusion, a PhD in Ceramics provides a stimulating and rewarding journey into the world of advanced materials. With a strong foundation in research and a wide range of career prospects, this program offers an exciting pathway for those passionate about pushing the boundaries of materials science and making a lasting impact in the field of ceramics.

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Inspired by nature: sulfide minerals as sustainable and efficient thermoelectric materials

We have a vacancy for a PhD student to join a project at the forefront of research in thermoelectric materials, which can be used in devices for the direct conversion of waste heat into electrical power. Read more

Fully-funded PhD Studentship in The Corrosion of Magnox Spent Nuclear Fuel

The safe storage of the UK’s nuclear legacy is one of the key aims for Sellafield. Part of that legacy, Magnox reactors were fuelled using uranium metal rods clad in a magnesium-aluminium alloy. Read more

Solid polymer electrolytes for batteries and smart windows PhD

This research aims at development of solid polymer electrolytes for next-generation batteries and electrochromic smart windows. Batteries and smart windows are one of key technologies to improve energy efficiency and enable net-zero economies. Read more

Sustainable active materials for next-generation lithium-free batteries PhD

This research aims at discovery and development of novel active materials for next-generation lithium-free batteries. Net-zero economies require high-capacity batteries to enable clean transportation and store renewable energy. Read more

Novel interphases for ceramic composites: a high-throughput approach

The Department of Materials at Imperial College London, as part of the new CDT in Materials 4.0, is looking for a candidate to undertake a PhD project in the field of Ceramic Matrix Composites for the next generation of aero-engines and fusion reactors. Read more

Photonics for Net Zero Enabled by Patternable Boron-Phosphide Polymers

The manipulation of light in optoelectronic devices is a cornerstone for the delivery of Net Zero, for example in low-energy optical computing (silicon-photonics) and green hydrogen generation from water (photocatalysis). Read more

Physics-based Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing

Project Details. Additive manufacturing (AM) is emerging as a promising alternative for designing multi-material parts for complex geometries in engineering applications; especially in the biomedical sector. Read more

Development of NMR Methods for the Study of Dynamics in Solids

One fully funded PhD studentship is available in the area of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of solids. The position is available for 42-months starting in October 2024. Read more

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