Graphene NOWNANO EPSRC CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials
Graphene NOWNANO offers you an opportunity to join the select group of students working with some of the world’s leading scientists on two-dimensional materials, including graphene – the 21st century’s wonder material.
It is a unique Centre for Doctoral Training run by specialist academics and working alongside more than 120 graphene researchers at The University of Manchester, in partnership with Lancaster University. Funded by EPSRC, the four-year course will enable you to develop knowledge and skills necessary to drive research and innovation in the field of nanomaterials in your future career, while contributing to the pioneering research at Manchester and Lancaster during your PhD.
PhD students enrolled on the Graphene NOWNANO programme receive initial state-of-the-art training in fundamentals of graphene and 2D materials, their applications, and key techniques. The 6-month training is followed by a three and a half year research project that students select from up to 40 available projects in 30+ top-rated research groups across nine disciplines/university departments (Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Pharmacy, Biomaterials, Medicine). Academic research within the CDT will be complemented by direct engagement with a network of industrial and academic partners.
Key points of the programme
Research in the science of graphene/2D materials and their wide-ranging applications.
6-month training in fundamentals of 2D materials and core research techniques, including 2 mini-projects in a choice of labs.
3 ½ year research project in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary nanoscience laboratories.
Industrial and/or international experience via secondments to our industrial and academic partners.
Choice of experimental, theoretical and computational projects. Topics include:
Fundamental science of graphene and other two-dimensional materials
Experimental and theoretical physics of nanodevices based on 2D materials;
2D heterostructures: materials on demand;
Synthesis, fabrication, characterisation and modelling of 2D materials;
Applications of graphene and other 2D materials in electronics, photonics, electrochemistry, composites, spintronics, filtration and separation, drug delivery, regenerative medicine and other areas.