Applications open for EngD studentships

The National Composites Centre (NCC) and Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture (IDC) are seeking high calibre candidates to take up one of five fully funded EngD studentships.

Based at the NCC, successful applicants will work on novel, yet industrially focused, cutting-edge research, whilst following a taught programme at the University of Bristol. The projects will cover a wide range of key research areas, with a focus on using digital manufacturing with composite materials to help the UK achieve its Net Zero targets.

Patrick Sullivan, an EngD student currently based at the NCC, said: “The ethos of an EngD is to work in industry as if you are a full-time employee, fully embedded in your organisation’s systems and structures, but to work towards your long-term research and academic goal as your thesis approaches. The industry focus is beneficial for steering your research in a meaningful way, allowing greater impact and dissemination of your work. 

“The appeal of an EngD is that you stay in the academic loop where innovation rules with the freedom to pursue research topics and work with world-leading academics, but you are also driven by the focus of your industrial sponsor and their need to see the impact of the research on live projects. ”

To find out more, and apply, click here.

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