Department of Materials

Postgraduate research

PhD Opportunities

Doctoral Training Centres

The School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering is the host and/or partner in a number of doctoral training centres delivering cutting edge research in areas of strategic engineering, science and technology. Annually a number of PhD opportunities within the doctoral training centres become available if you would like more information they are listed below with links to their own web pages, or you can contact the named academic if you have an enquiry.

CDT in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics
Enquiries to Dr Gary Page, email:

EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine
Enquiries to Dr Karen Coopman, email:

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy
Enquiries to Dr Mark Jepson, email:
or Prof Rachel Thomson, email:

Flex-E-Plant – Materials in conventional power generation
Enquiries to Dr Mark Jepson, email:
or Prof Rachel Thomson, email:

Please click on the links above or contact the person named if you would like to find out more or apply for one of these studentships.

Speculative PhD enquiries

Funded research studentships become available throughout the year across a wide range of Materials topics, funded by UK research councils, industry and Loughborough University. We also welcome enquiries from individuals who have their own funding or would be interested in a part funded PhD opportunity. You can view more information about the areas of research covered within the department using the links below.

If you are interested in a future PhD opportunity in any of these research areas or generally a PhD within the Department of Materials, please contact: Dr Houzheng Wu, email:

Submitting your application

Research applications are handled centrally at the University and should be submitted online. Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications (including English language where appropriate), academic transcripts and references.

After applying you can upload your supporting documents at any time during the year by returning to your application in the Application Portal, and clicking on 'View/Upload Documents'.

General Enquiries relating to applications, please contact:

Miss June Lennie
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223331