PhD in Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE)

Four-year fully-funded PhD


Industry requires materials to perform well in demanding environments. The complex challenges they must contend with need an interdisciplinary approach in order to be tackled effectively. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials for Demanding Environments is a new training and research centre that aims to address complex industrial challenges. This CDT will primarily focus on addressing the needs of the Oil and Gas, Aerospace and Nuclear Power industries, and will include cross-sector materials challenges.

Applications are now open for the 2018 cohort

The CDT seeks to recruit motivated scientists and engineers into a world-class research and training environment. The M4DE CDT provides an interdisciplinary training programme, driven by the needs of industry, which focuses on developing interdisciplinary skills and expertise. The four-year course includes taught technical components with professional skills training, as well as a PhD level research project. Industrial partners play an active role in shaping and delivering the training. M4DE students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including the National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility, National Structural Integrity Research Centre at TWI, and a new £22M Multidisciplinary Characterisation Facility.

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