Industry collaboration

The Advanced Metallics CDT is supported by a range of companies interested in both research collaboration and our future trained doctoral graduates.

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Please contact us if your company would like to get involved with the CDT through

  • PhD and EngD project sponsorship
  • giving a lecture on your career opportunities for our students
  • hosting industrial visits (induction for students)
  • CPD opportunities for your own staff
  • hosting students to support their SME Consultancy Project

Metallics group visit Tata Steel

The Metallics CDT is considered an exceptional source of technical expertise, facilities and, crucially, future specialists for industry and academia to ensure that the UK has a vibrant, broad-based, collaborative and resilient metallics sector now and into the future.

Matthew Lunt

Principal Scientist/Metallics, DSTL


We collaborate with over 30 companies from a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, nuclear and manufacturing.

Our current industrial sponsors of student projects are:


The blend of academic study and industrial interface offered to a student under the Advanced Metallic Systems CDT scheme gives them a superb understanding of the technical, theoretical and commercial aspects of innovation and allows them to work with companies to understand constraints, timescales and business decision making processes whilst developing highly marketable technical skills at the University.

A. Kevin Parkin

Chairman, Parkin Limited

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EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems

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