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NPL supports new Centres for Doctoral Training

David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, recently announced over 70 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), spread across 24 UK universities as part of £350 million fund used to train over 3,500 postgraduate students in engineering and physical sciences.

NPL supports new Centres for Doctoral Training

NPL is directly involved in 11 of the 72 CDTs which are targeted at areas vital to economic growth. The funding has been allocated by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

David Willetts said:

"Scientists and engineers are vital to our economy and society. It is their talent and imagination, as well as their knowledge and skills, that inspire innovation and drive growth across a range of sectors, from manufacturing to financial services.

"I am particularly pleased to see strong partnerships between universities, industry and business among the new centres announced today. This type of collaboration is a key element of our industrial strategy and will continue to keep us at the forefront of the global science race."

The 11 CDTs that NPL is involved with are led by nine universities including, Birmingham, UCL, Bristol, Manchester and Exeter and research areas include: Fuel Cells; Applied Photonics; Graphene; Quantum Engineering; and Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology. NPL's involvement will vary from basic collaboration to providing training and support and strategic input.

Amir Kayani, NPL's University Liaison Manager, said:

"NPL is pleased to be bringing its measurement expertise to such a diverse range of research areas and expanding its collaborations with academia by helping to train the next generation of our scientific workforce. We hope that this will just be the start of an exciting opportunity to collaborate with those universities with whom we have engaged and also an opportunity to expand our involvement in this collaborative scheme through additional university partners who have successfully been granted the EPSRC CDTs funding."

NPL supported CDTs

University

Title

NPL area of expertise

University of Birmingham

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fuel Cells and their Fuels - Clean Power for the 21st Century

Fuel Cells

University of Birmingham

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy-4-Health)

Surface & Nanoanalysis

University of Bristol

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering

Quantum Detection

University of Cambridge

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision

Dimensional Nanometrology

University of Exeter

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Electromagnetic Metamaterials

Functional Materials

Heriot-Watt University

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics

Atomic Clocks and Quantum Detection

Imperial College London

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Controlled Quantum Dynamics

Atomic Clocks and Quantum Detection

The University of Manchester

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (GrapheneNOWNANO)

Graphene

The University of Sheffield

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Tribology

Advanced Materials

University College London (UCL)

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology

National Freeform Centre

University College London (UCL)

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science

Functional Materials


Find out more about Centres for Doctoral Training

Find out more about NPL's collaborations with universities

Contact us: pgi@npl.co.uk

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2017
Created: 10 Dec 2013

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