EPSRC CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene NOWNANO)

University of Manchester

  • North West England
  • ¬£Funded position
  • Academic - PhD/MSc

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EPSRC CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene NOWNANO)

10+ 4-year PhD Studentships

Established in 2013 with EPSRC funding and now supported by the University of Manchester and industry, Graphene NOWNANO CDT offers PhD training in science, technology and applications of the fast-growing family of two-dimensional materials.

The CDT is working closely with the National Graphene Institute, Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre and Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. The team of potential PhD supervisors across 8 departments at Manchester and Lancaster includes two Nobel laureates and 11 highly cited researchers (ranked within 1% of their disciplines) who are responsible for a number of breakthroughs in graphene/2D materials research and continue to lead the world in this area.
Training and Development
In preparation for challenging interdisciplinary research projects the students initially complete a 6 month taught programme of courses and projects in fundamentals of 2D materials and core research techniques.  In later years of PhD this is followed by further training in innovation and commercialisation of research, transferrable skills, secondments either in academia or industry and an active outreach programme introducing graphene and 2D materials to the general public.

Who we are looking for
Applications are invited for 10+ fully-funded PhD places. We welcome applications from graduates with a good degree (first or high upper second) in science, engineering or bio-medical disciplines looking for a challenging research project in an interdisciplinary environment. Places are available to UK and EU nationals resident in the UK for >3 years. A small number of funded places are also available to EU nationals not currently resident in the UK. International students are welcome to apply providing they have their own funding.

How to apply:
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