The Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Characterisation of Materials (CDT-ACM) has been funded by the EPSRC to train new scientists to be experts in the application of advanced analytical techniques for materials development. As a student of the CDT-ACM you will be carrying out research projects at the forefront of materials characterisation using the complementary skills and experience of two of the world’s leading research universities; University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London.
Advanced characterisation of materials is fundamental to the development of new products and new materials; it has a pivotal role in key EPSRC thematic areas including energy, IT, healthcare, security and transport. Advances in electronics, photovoltaics, corrosion, biomaterials, advanced ceramics, composites, membranes, nanotechnology, fullerenes and graphene depend on the detailed characterisation of the bulk, interfaces and surfaces of the constituent materials. Future benefits of nanomaterials rely on sophisticated feedback of the material properties during the R&D phase.