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EPSRC Reference: EP/R513003/1
Title: DTP 2018-19 Cardiff University
Principal Investigator: Phillips, Mrs RW
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Department: Registry
Organisation: Cardiff University
Scheme: Doctoral Training Partnership
Starts: 01 October 2018 Ends: 30 September 2023 Value (£): 3,611,157
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The Cardiff University EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership will offer at least 60 studentships across 2018-19 and 2019-20, including at least 5 CASE Awards. Studentships will be available in a variety of projects across the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering and will offer students the opportunity to benefit from an excellent local research environment as well as a comprehensive programme of research and professional skills development from Cardiff's Doctoral Academy.

PhD projects will be available across a range of topics that align with Cardiff's research strengths and EPSRC's priorities. Projects will be rooted in an academic school but may work at the interfaces with other disciplines, and involve collaborations with other scientific researchers, industrial partners and other organisations.

Specific projects will vary by year; and may be available in the following areas:

- Engineering: Environment and Sustainability; Mechanics, Materials & Advanced Manufacturing; Energy; and Health, Technology & the Digital World.

- Chemistry: Biological Chemistry; Catalysis & Interfacial Science; Materials & Energy; Molecular Synthesis; Spectroscopy & Dynamics.

- Physics and Astronomy: Photonics and Biophotonics (with colleagues in Biosciences);

Quantum Materials & Devices; Nanoscale Science & Technology; Theory & Computational Physics; and Imaging, Sensors & Instrumentation.

- Mathematics: Mathematical Analysis; Applied & Computational Mathematics; Geometry, Algebra, Mathematical Physics & Topology; Operational Research; and Statistics.

- Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC): which brings together world-leading expertise in brain mapping with the very latest in brain imaging and brain stimulation, and connects biomedical researchers with engineers, physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists.

- Data Innovation Research Institute:, which researches aspects of managing, analysing and interpreting massive volumes of textual and numerical information.

- Energy Systems Research Institute:, which researches sustainable, affordable, socially acceptable and secure energy systems, to tackle global challenges in how we generate, distribute and utilise energy.

- The Institute for Compound Semiconductors: where researchers and industry work together to generate economic impact through commercial and academic exploitation of Compound Semiconductor Technologies.

A common aim of all the studentships will be to train the next generation of research leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the physical sciences and engineering, by:

- equipping students with advanced research skills, supported by expert supervision, a well-funded infrastructure and dynamic research culture, which encourages them to communicate their research through seminars, external conferences and networking

- fostering interdisciplinary research through groupings of engineering, physical, chemical, biological, medical and social scientists

- offering a comprehensive programme of professional and career development opportunities (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/doctoralacademy)

- engendering a commitment to research excellence and impact, and explorations of new ways of thinking.

Research at Cardiff is supported by excellent facilities that range from environmental characterisation labs, performance engineering, biotechnology services, high performance computing and brain imaging through to gas turbine combustors, rigs, and lightning laboratories. (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-facilities)

Information about the PhD projects available, including the timeline for applying will be provided here: www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/postgraduate/funding/options/researchcouncils/epsrc.html

General information about undertaking a PhD at Cardiff University is here: www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/postgraduate/research.html

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