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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product

Do you want to do interdisciplinary research with a purpose?

Do you want to design a PhD project with world leading academics and industrialists?

Fully funded PhD opportunities addressing real life challenges

We are currently recruiting graduates from Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Food Science, Physics, Material Science and Chemistry.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product

The CDT will provide you with the training and skills to become a future leader and entrepreneur in sectors including specialty chemicals, home and personal care (HPC), fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverage, agrochemical and pharma/biopharma.

Our aim is to provide you with the skills and know how that will allow you to contribute to the design, characterization and development of the next generation of chemical and material based products that will deliver superior performance to those currently on the market.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product

We are working collaboratively with industry to provide a step change in the delivery / modification of approaches to product development. The aspiration is to cut out wasted development time, thereby reducing costs and as importantly deliver products more sustainably. This proposed ‘design and supply’ strategy will enable industry to focus on products and processes where the risk of failure is reduced. The CDT addresses these industrial driven goals through its Research Challenges:

  1. An Understanding of the Fundamentals of Product Performance;
  2. Consistent Delivery of Product Properties through Process Design;
  3. Accelerating the Development Lifecycle.

Why join the EPSRC CDT in Molecules to Product?

  • Develop your research project with world class researchers and industry partners over the first 4 months of the programme
  • Undertake bespoke interdisciplinary training – a range of short courses to develop both academically and professionally. Courses include decision making, innovation and enterprise
  • Opportunity for research placements in industry and with international partners

Entry requirements

A first class or upper second class undergraduate (bachelors or integrated masters) degree, merit or distinction in a MSc degree or equivalent qualification, from areas including but not limited to: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Food Science. 

UKRI and the CDT in Molecules to Product is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all. Applications from women, those with a disability, and members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented at senior levels in the research and innovation community, are therefore especially encouraged.


A full standard studentship, consisting of academic fees and a maintenance grant. See website for details.


The Deadline for applications for session 2023/24 (Start Date: 1st October 2023) is 23:59PM on Friday 29th September 2023.

Further information and details on how to apply

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