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PhD in Nanoscience
4 Year PhD fully funded studentships

GrapheneNOWNANO is a joint Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) run by the Universities of Lancaster and Manchester. It builds on the two partners' world-leading expertise in the science and technology of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials and offers a broad interdisciplinary training programme in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The CDT builds upon and is run jointly with our NOWNANO programme established since 2009.

Key points of the PhD programme

Research in the science of graphene & 2D materials and their wide-ranging applications leading to PhD in Nanoscience.

Theoretical and computational research projects offered by the Centre of Nanoscale Dynamics at Lancaster include: nano

Experimental and technology projects suprvised by the Quantum Technology Centre at Lancaster include:in the labs

The PhD course starts with a 6-month taught programme in nanoscience and fundamentals of 2D materials, including core research techniques and mini-projects in a choice of labs.

Studentships and how to apply

Applications are invited for up to 13 fully-funded PhD places. We welcome applications from graduates with a minimum of a 2i class UK Masters honours degree or international equivalent, or a first degree with an additional Masters degree or international equivalent in science, engineering or bio medical disciplines. Funded places are available to UK and EU nationals resident in the UK for > 3 years. A small number of funded places are also available to EU nationals not currently resident in the UK. Applicants should be looking for a challenging, interdisciplinary research training environment.

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