EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Diamond Science and Technology

University of Warwick

Up to 14 fully-funded places for a 4-year CDT integrated MSc + PhD programme, starting September 2018.
Applications accepted year round.

Diamond possesses an amazing combination of extreme properties. New diamond technologies, which exploit these properties, have the potential to revolutionise society through transformative breakthroughs in electronics and devices, manufacturing, measurement and sensing, theory and computation, medicine and biochemistry, optics and photonics, and quantum technologies. Exploitation requires multi-disciplinary trained scientists capable of working across scientific boundaries.

The Diamond Science and Technology (DST) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) involves a consortium of nine UK universities and over thirty companies, keen to exploit the vast potential of diamond. Studentships begin with a one-year MSc in DST, based at the University of Warwick. As part of the MSc students will undertake two ten-week mini-projects at two different universities (or industrial partners), which link to the theme of their chosen PhD. This taught programme has been purpose designed to provide students with an inter-disciplinary skill set, allowing them to deal with any high performance, advanced material, in many different application areas. Although the MSc will primarily focus on DST, students will develop a broader understanding of competitor materials and technologies. The training is designed to produce highly skilled, cross-disciplinary, fast-thinking, innovative and creative graduates.

In years 2-4 the PhD takes place at one of the nine partner universities: Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University, Imperial College London, Newcastle University, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Oxford, University of Strathclyde and University of Warwick. Please visit our website for current PhD Project Opportunities and Research Topics.

Funding and Eligibility: 1+3 years tuition fees (at ‘home’ rate) and stipend which for 2018/19 will be at least £14,553. Applicants should hold or expect to be awarded a first or upper second class honours BSc, MSc or MPhys, MChem, MEng, etc. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics or in an appropriate related discipline. To be eligible for a fully funded studentship, you must be a UK citizen; or an EU national who has been resident in the UK for the past three years.

Applications: Please visit www.dst-dtc.ac.uk to find more details on specific PhD projects. If you are interested in a project (or projects) please send your CV to dst.admin@warwick.ac.uk indicating your project preference(s). The DST CDT values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.