Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Centre for Doctoral Training


Led by the University of Nottingham and working with the universities of Loughborough, Newcastle and Liverpool, this four-year PhD programme will produce research leaders in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP). 


Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to fully utilise and improve the use of AM in manufacturing, and use it to tackle major scientific and engineering challenges. 

The programme includes:

  • specific training in AM and 3DP methods and techniques
  • opportunities to attend international study tours
  • a student cohort encouraging collaboration and team work in multi-disciplinary groups
  • working with industrial sponsors (subject to agreement)
  • a minimum three-month industrial internship (subject to agreement)
            Please visit the 

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral training in Additive Manufacturing website for full details.

Current studentship opportunities



Joining this Doctoral Training Programme will give students the opportunity to: 

  • receive the specialist training needed for a professional career in 3D Printing in a four-year course
  • work directly with leading academics and industrialists
  • potential stipend enhancement year 2-4
  • potentially travel abroad to overseas laboratories and international conferences

Entry requirements

First-class or upper-second-class honours degree or MSc with distinction in physics, chemistry, engineering, biological sciences or a related discipline.


Studentships are available to EU/UK candidates. Full details can be found on the EPSRC website.

How to apply

Applications are matched with projects available. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview which may include representation from sponsoring industrial companies to discuss projects in more detail. Our academic year starts in October of each year, but we take applications throughout the year.

CDT student recruitment for October 2019 is now open.

Closing date: 31 March 2019

Please send your CV, academic transcripts and a covering letter to Mrs Romina Davoudi, Centre Manager by email at

Please note, we are unable to assess applications without academic transcripts.


This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.


Get in touch: 

Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
Faculty of Engineering 
NG7 2RD 

EmailVisit the CDT website
Find out about our research
profile / video

Student Recruitment Support Hub

+44 (0) 115 951 5559
Make an enquiry