Our exceptional and sustained contribution to research and postgraduate education in science and engineering means we attract the investment to train our postgraduate researchers.
Among the Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) that we work with in our School are programmes that specialise in graphene study, next generation nuclear energy and power networks.
Find out more about these centres and how you and your PhD study could benefit from them.
Power Networks CDT
This programme provides doctoral training to ensure future networks support the sustainable electrification of energy, especially heat and transport, and to encourage greater use of low carbon energy sources. The CDT provides a true multidisciplinary approach to the provision of future power networks, drawing students from disciplines including engineering, physical sciences, social sciences and business.
GrapheneNOWNANO covers the science and applications of graphene and related materials 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.
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. 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.
Materials for Demanding Environments CDT
Industry requires materials to perform well in demanding environments. 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.