EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (SMM)

This Centre is a partnership between Exeter, the University of Warwick and Cranfield University, will produce the next generation of manufacturing business leaders with a high-level understanding of interdisciplinary enterprise, the research experience essential to compete in a global low carbon environment, and an international view of sustainability and the circular economy.

The Centre will also address industry-driven research challenges including establishing natural or recovered materials as feed-stocks, reducing process inputs and outputs without compromising performance or economic viability, extracting high-value materials from waste streams, and ultimately establishing economic and environmental sustainability.

The Centre is funded and supported by partner industrial companies and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and supported by a large number of international academic partners.

As a ‘Research Engineer’ students will study for an EngD International qualification by completing a challenge submitted by one of the partner companies. The programme comprises taught modules (which leads to an MSc in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing qualification), an international placement and group projects.

The University of Exeter are currently offering 8 fully funded EngD studentships to start as soon as possible. Students will receive a tax-free stipend of £20,277 per year. Industrial partners currently include: Oxford Plastics, Blacker Sheep Ltd, Oxford Instruments Plc and Cornish Lithium Ltd. To find out more and to apply visit our webpage here.

Find out more about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing. Current vacancies available at the Universities of Warwick and Cranfield can also be viewed here.