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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training Soft Matter & Functional Interfaces

Soft Matter & Functional Interfaces

Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI CDT)

SOFI CDT 2018/19 cohort of students (Cohort 5). A limited number of fully-funded four year studentships are still available. Applications from food sciences, theoretical or experimental physics, applied mathematics or closely related disciplines are particularly encouraged.

The EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI CDT) provides industrially-integrated, postgraduate training in research, enterprise and innovation for future leaders in soft matter science and technology. SOFI CDT combines expertise from Durham, Leeds and Edinburgh universities, industry and central facilities. It brings together 50 academics from departments of Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Biology, Engineering, Computing, (Applied) Mathematics and Durham University Business School.

As part of the SOFI CDT cohort you will take part in a comprehensive training programme and choose from a wide choice of innovative research projects across the full range of science related to Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces. With a cutting edge PhD project, international and industrial experience, business awareness and transferable skills training, you will be among the most employable UK postgraduates in the soft matter field for both industrial and academic career paths.

For current information on tuition fees click here.

Key elements of SOFI CDT

Soft Matter & Functional Interfaces
  • World-leading research in all aspects of soft matter science
  • Integrated training in SOFI physics, chemistry, food science and engineering
  • Learn within an interdisciplinary team of students with different core skills
  • Innovation and Commercialisation summer schools and real industrial case-study
  • Spend up to three months carrying out PhD project-related research overseas with a SOFI CDT global partner
  • Gain exposure to industry and major facilities via secondments and industrial co-supervision.
Soft Matter & Functional Interfaces

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have, as a minimum, a good first degree (2.1 honours or higher) in an appropriate physical science subject, food science, mathematics or engineering.

Non-native English speakers require an English language qualification, such as IELTS (6.5 with no element less than 6.0).

Information about equivalent entry qualifications, fees and English language requirements for non-UK students can be found at: www.durham.ac.uk/international

Further Information

For further information on SOFI CDT and how to apply please visit the SOFI CDT website: www.dur.ac.uk/soft.matter/cdt/ and www.facebook.com/softmattercdt

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Lian Hutchings – the CDT manager: [email protected]

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