The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing (IMPaCT) will create future leaders in metal processing and fill the industry’s gap in well-trained metals engineers.
It brings together world-class metals research teams from the universities of Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham along with 14 industrial and international partners including GE Power, Doncasters Group, Rolls-Royce, Science and Technology Facilities Council (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), Tata Steel, and TWI.
The Centre offers up to 16 fully-funded PhD studentships, each providing a four-year integrated training programme. In the first year, you will study a range of Masters level training modules and gain work experience with an industrial partner. In the next three years, you will carry out research for a PhD on a specific topic.
Throughout the studentship there will a series of student-led events, including a mini-symposia, workshops and summer schools to help you develop the skills, expertise and networks required for a fulfilling career.
Enhanced EPSRC studentships covering fees, travel expenses, and a minimum stipend for 2016/17 of £14,296 plus an industry top-up of up to £4,000 per annum for four years for UK students
Funding is also available to a limited number of exceptional international students.
At least an upper-second-class honours degree, from across all engineering and science subjects.