Faculty of Engineering

Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT)

The Faculty of Engineering leads on several CDTs, as well as linking with other internal schools and having  partnerships with external organisations on a variety of research areas.

The Faculty of Engineering leads on:

AM and 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing

Challenges encompass a wide range of disciplines from chemistry and physics, to computer science, engineering and biomaterials.

CDT in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems

Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy

The CDT in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy aims to tackle global challenges, such as reducing the world's carbon footprint to mitigate the effects that climate change is having on our planet.

Engineering Water Resilience (EWR)

Engineering water resilience (EWR)

The EWR doctoral training programme delivers water resilience through innovating new technologies and approaches that deliver solutions for intelligent management of multi-functional waters in smart cities and rural communities.

Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems

Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems

The CDT aims to grow the next generation of research leaders and innovators, allowing them to develop a broad economic, societal and contextual awareness, as well as strong technical skills that will enable them to operate within a multidisciplinary team.

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Sustainable Hydrogen

A collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, Birmingham and Ulster, The centre is involved in hydrogen-based solutions to deep decarbonisation of the energy system.



CDTs led by The University of Nottingham with links to Engineering:

CDT in Advanced Therapeutics and Nanomedicines

Advanced Therapeutics and Nano Medicines

The CDT in advanced therapeutics and nanomedicines trains PhD students at the cutting-edge of pharmaceutical science.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The Centre offers fully funded, four-year PhD studentships with the choice of a PhD in one of our nine academic schools at the University in biotechnology and biosciences.

Creating Our Lives in Data

Creating Our Lives in Data

This Horizon CDT offers students 4 years experience in an innovative PhD programme that combines PhD research project with training in interdisciplinary research and innovation skills.

CDT in Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainable Chemistry

The centre has research expertise in renewables, sustainable synthesis and continuous manufacturing.



CDTs in partnership with the University of Nottingham:

Geospatial Systems

Geospatial Systems

The Geospatial Systems CDT is a collaborative partnership between Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham. It will provide the UK with a world-leading generation of engineers, scientists and practitioners trained in geospatial data, analytics, modelling and visualisation.

Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion

Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion

We will train a new generation of power electronics and electric drives specialists and leaders to meet the future demands of society and industry for clean, electric propulsion systems.

Composite Manufacture

Composites Manufacture

Addressing the urgent and growing need across the UK polymer composites manufacturing sector for engineers ready to take on key leadership positions in industry.

Innovative Metal Processing Centre for Training

Innovative Metal Processing Centre for Training (IMPaCT)

The Centre provides students with an enriched integrated training with the combination of experimental, analytical, computational and professional skills which are required for innovation. It aims to create future leaders in metal processing and fill the industry’s gap in well-trained metals engineers.

Future Innovations in Non Destructive Evaluation  (FIND-CDT)

Future Innovations in Non Destructive Evaluation (FIND-CDT)

A select consortium of 6 universities and provides exciting opportunities for collaborative industry-university research in advanced sensor and imaging technology, and is designed to launch outstanding graduates into an engineering career.



Discover more information about CDTs at the University of Nottingham

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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