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Materials Science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 494 Materials Science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Materials Science propels candidates into the cutting-edge realm of discovering and developing materials that can transform industries and improve daily life. These advanced degrees provide a unique blend of chemistry, physics, and engineering, offering students the opportunity to delve into the design, blend, and application of materials with novel properties.

Through PhDs in Materials Science, candidates explore a vast spectrum of materials, from nanomaterials and biomaterials to metals, ceramics, and polymers, aiming to address some of the most pressing technological and environmental challenges. This journey is not merely academic; it's an exploration into the future, contributing to advances in sectors such as renewable energy, healthcare, and electronics.

Why complete a PhD in Materials Science?

A PhD in Materials Science provides an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to a field that is pivotal for innovation across a broad range of industries. These programmes challenge candidates to push the boundaries of current material capabilities, offering the potential to revolutionise technologies through the development of stronger, lighter, more conductive, or more sustainable materials.

Doctoral research in materials science is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing upon principles from chemistry, physics, and engineering to create solutions that can have a profound impact on society. The research environment encourages collaboration and creativity, enabling candidates to work on cutting-edge projects that can lead to significant scientific breakthroughs.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Materials Science opens up a spectrum of career opportunities. Graduates are highly sought after in academia, where they can continue their research and share their knowledge through teaching.

Beyond academia, PhD holders play crucial roles in research and development within a wide range of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, and electronics manufacturing. Their expertise is essential for driving innovation in material design, improving production processes, and developing new applications for advanced materials. In addition, the problem-solving, analytical, and project management skills developed during these programmes are valuable assets in consultancy, policy-making, and entrepreneurship.

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Exploring nanomaterials for responsive Pickering emulsions for biomedicine

This is a fully-funded 3-year position in the School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, to work on an interdisciplinary project in the group of Dr Gemma-Louise Davies. Read more

Microbial Induced Corrosion and Spent Nuclear Fuel: Mechanisms and Mitigations

Microbial induced corrosion (MIC) is a significant concern to many industries, including in the nuclear sector, where biodegradation of plant infrastructure can lead to challenges in the safe management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Read more

EPSRC DTP - Exploring low temperature physical properties of materials

The physical properties of solids are vital to understanding many physical phenomena. Elastic properties govern behaviours from the propagation of phonons to the dynamics of phase transitions. Read more

Materials for the detection of minority species in optofluidic waveguides

PhD-Position (m/w/d) - Materials for the detection of minority species in optofluidic waveguides. The detection of pollutants in wastewater, fertilisers in drinking water or biomarkers in medical samples is important for people and the environment. Read more

Modelling of precipitation reactors in the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

  Research Group: School of Chemical and Process Engineering
Nuclear power generation is expected to rise to meet increasing UK and global energy demand, whilst maintaining net-zero targets. Read more

An investigation on the tribochemical surface interactions of molten salt reactors

  Research Group: School of Mechanical Engineering
Materials challenges have always been critical for delivering low-carbon energy towards the UK’s goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Read more

Modular intensified ion exchange utilising agitated tubular reactors

  Research Group: School of Chemical and Process Engineering
As the UK prepares to invest in new nuclear power plants, industry and research organisations are also looking towards developing the next generation of effluent and waste treatment processes. Read more

Fabrication of three-dimensional printed drug-eluting devices for women’s health applications

Advancements in 3-dimensional printing (3DP) technologies and material science have contributed to the efforts to achieve local delivery of drugs to specific disease sites with minimal systemic effects such as with Implantable drug delivery devices. Read more

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