Centres for Doctoral Training

In a recognition of sustained exceptional contribution to research and postgraduate education in science and engineering the School has been awarded funding for three Centres for Doctoral Training, out four awarded to the University of Manchester, in the recent round of Government’s investment in postgraduate training and education.

The School will host Power Networks CDT and actively and substantially participate in GrapheneNOWNANO Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials CDT, and Next Generation Nuclear CDT.

CDT Grid Reinforcement

Power Networks CDT

Led by Prof Peter Crossley in the School and The University of Manchester Centre, this will provide doctoral training to help ensure future networks support the sustainable electrification of energy, especially heat and transport. It will encourage greater use of low carbon energy sources. Students will be drawn from many different disciplines including engineering, physical science, social science and business interests to provide a true multi-discipline approach to the provision of future power networks.


Next Generation Nuclear CDT

‌Next Generation Nuclear CDT‌‌

Next Generation Nuclear CDT is a partnership between the Universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. Its mission is to develop the next generation of research leaders to support the UK’s present and future strategic nuclear programmes; cleaning up the nuclear legacy, building new nuclear power stations, and defence and security.  The School is heavily involved in distributed sensing and control of systems in difficult environments such as may be encountered in nuclear decommissioning and related areas.


GrapheneNOWNANO - Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials


GrapheneNOWNANO covers the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials led by the School of Physics.

Our School is involved in exploitation of Graphene and related 2D materials. This CDT offers doctoral training in a broad range of Graphene and related subjects. The School is heavily involved in the design and applications of compact THz operating nanodevices and their applications in different environments such as medicine, security and related areas.

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