Welcome to our new DTC cohort!
Group design, build and test
Students work in groups to design, build and test a carbon fibre composite structure. Our first cohort designed, built and tested a small scale prototype carbon fibre composite wing box structure.
Six-month extended research projects
The DTC 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 ACCIS Doctoral Training Centre (ACCIS DTC) is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and 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 DTC Director