We are currently accepting applications for our September 2017 intake.
Deadline for applications: 30 January 2017.
Sixteen academically gifted students with a range of academic backgrounds, spanning engineering (aerospace, electrical, materials, mechanical) and science (chemical physics, chemistry).
Students work in groups to design, build and test a carbon fibre composite structure. This year's cohort designed, built and tested lightweight composite undercarriage stay beams subjected to both axial and offset-transverse loads.
The CDT extended research projects provide an ideal opportunity for collaboration between ACCIS, industry and other UK Universities. There is the potential for extended research projects to roll forward to a PhD.
There has never been such a demand for composite specialists, and with advanced composites now a national strategic priority area for research, this is a truly exciting area to be working in. Our four year interdisciplinary PhD training aims to address the need for future leaders in this field. The CDT brings together scientists and engineers and benefits from strong industrial links. Our innovative programme includes an integrated taught component during the first year.
Professor Paul Weaver,
ACCIS CDT Director