Our Centre seeks to recruit motivated science & engineering graduates into an exciting, world-class research & training environment that will address complex industrial challenges. The envelope of materials performance is being pushed to ever more demanding environments – the challenges are complex & require an interdisciplinary approach.
We offer a comprehensive training programme that focusses on developing interdisciplinary skills & expertise. The 4 year course includes taught technical components & professional skills training, as well as a PhD level research project. Industrial partners will play an active role in shaping & delivering the training.
The CDT will initially focus on the oil & gas, aerospace and nuclear power sectors, and industrial sponsors include: BP plc, Airbus Group, BAE Systems plc, Rolls-Royce plc, AMEC, Areva, EDF Energy, AkzoNobel.
The Centre will draw on expertise in the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM), the Aerospace Research Institute and the Dalton Nuclear Institute.
Strategic investment by the University and its partners has resulted in world-class advanced testing & characterisation facilities, including the National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility, National Structural Integrity Research Centre at TWI, and a new £22M Multidisciplinary Characterisation Facility.
Candidates should possess, or be predicted to obtain, a 1st or 2:1 degree in one of the following:
Note: CDT funding criteria states applicants must be UK nationals or EU students who have lived in the UK for 3+ years.
|Effects of Defects on the Mechanical Behaviour of Ni-based Powder Metallurgy Superalloy – A High Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Approach [Sponsor: BIAM; Fully Funded]||Details|
|High Strain Rate Response and Manufacture of Synthetic Rubbers for Crash Test Dummy Applications [Sponsor: Cellbond/Encocam; Fully Funded]||Details|
|Hydride Reorientation in Zirconium-based Nuclear Fuel Cladding [Sponsor: Framatome; fully funded]||Details|
|Insulation Systems For Hybrid-Electric Aircraft [Sponsor: Rolls-Royce; FULLY FUNDED]||Details|
|Performance Characterisation of Lean Duplex Stainless Steel Microstructure for Radwaste Storage and Product Store Application [Sponsor: Sellafield Ltd.; Fully funded]||Details|
|The influence of Delayed Hydride Cracking on fatigue in Zr alloys [Sponsor: Rolls-Royce; FULLY FUNDED]||Details|
|Use of 2D Coatings (e.g., Functional Ceramics / Graphene / Graphene Oxide) for Corrosion Protection in Nuclear Power Plants [Sponsor: EDF Energy; Fully funded]||Details|