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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC adopts 2 new Centres for Doctoral Training

Two new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), based at Queen's University Belfast and the University of Bath, have joined the 113 previously announced centres under the auspices of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The total number of CDTs is now 115 which have total combined governmental and partner funding of 962 million, including 31 million for capital investments.

EPSRC's Chief Executive, Professor Philip Nelson, said: "I am pleased to welcome these new centres. The areas they will be working in are very important, addressing how we manage the ever-increasing quantities of data our society generates and cutting the equally vast amounts of carbon we emit into atmosphere from our towns and cities."

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration for Advanced Data Storage at Queen's University Belfast will be led by Professor Robert Bowman. It will be funded with 8.1 million from the university and partners including the Department for Education and Learning in Northern Ireland (DELNI).

Expressing his support for the new Queen's-led Centre, the Northern Ireland Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry, said: "I have been pleased to help facilitate this Centre for Doctoral Training, led by Queen's and involving significant industry partners, including Seagate Technology. It is a strategically important development for Northern Ireland.

"The Centre will support a significant cohort of 50 future scientists and engineers, who will benefit greatly from being part of an exciting and supportive learning experience while developing key skills that are crucial not only for themselves but also for the wider economy."

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment will be based at the University of Bath and will be led by Professor David Coley. The CDT will be funded with 3 million from the university and industry partners.

Commenting Professor Coley said: "In order to meet the UK's stated aim of an 80 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050 we need to reduce emissions from the built environment, which is the largest single emitter of CO2. This programme seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial and societal needs to meet this aim."

The Centres will benefit from all opportunities open to the full CDT portfolio, including information exchanges with other EPSRC Centres.

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Notes to Editors:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC invests around 800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, to help the nation handle the next generation of technological change. The areas covered range from information technology to structural engineering, and mathematics to materials science. This research forms the basis for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture. EPSRC works alongside other Research Councils with responsibility for other areas of research. The Research Councils work collectively on issues of common concern via Research Councils UK. http://www.epsrc.ac.uk

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration for Advanced Data Storage at Queen's is in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.

Full List of Centres for Doctoral Training

Institution
Principal Investigator
Centre Name

Cardiff University Professor Graham Hutchings EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Catalysis - Cardiff University, University of Bath and University of Bristol

Cranfield University Professor Paul Jeffrey EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering for the Water Sector (STREAM IDC)

Cranfield University Professor Feargal Brennan EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS).

Durham University Professor Tom McLeish EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces

Heriot-Watt University Professor David Lane EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh)

Heriot-Watt University Professor Derryck Reid The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics

Imperial College London Dr Oscar Ces EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences Innovation in Chemical Biology for Bioindustry and Healthcare

Imperial College London Professor Peter Haynes EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Simulation of Materials

Imperial College London Professor Dan Crisan EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Mathematics of Planet Earth at Imperial College London and the University of Reading

Imperial College London Professor John Vassilicos EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics across Scales

Imperial College London Dr Simon Schultz EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Neurotechnology for Life and Health

Imperial College London Professor Wayne Luk EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems

Imperial College London Professor Myungshik Kim EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Controlled Quantum Dynamics

Imperial College London Dr Paul Nicholas Stavrinou EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronic Materials

Imperial College London Professor Christopher Cheeseman EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering

Imperial College London Professor William Edward (Bill) Lee EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy: Building UK Civil Nuclear Skills for Global Markets.

Imperial College London Professor Peter Cawley EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantitative NDE

Imperial College London Dr David McPhail EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials

King's College London Professor Tobias Richard Schaeffter EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging at King's College London and Imperial College London

King's College London Professor Peter Sollich EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems

Lancaster University Professor Jonathan Tawn EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics & Operational Research in Partnership with Industry (STOR-i)

Loughborough University Professor Paul Conway EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence

Loughborough University Professor Chris Hewitt EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine

Newcastle University Professor Patrick Olivier EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics

Newcastle University Professor Paul Watson EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data

Queen Mary, University of London Professor Mark Sandler EPSRC and AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology

Queen's University Belfast Professor Robert Bowman EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage

Swansea University Dr James Sullivan EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrial Functional Coatings: COATED2

The University of Manchester Professor Cay Kielty EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine

The University of Manchester Professor Francis Livens EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Nuclear Fission- Next Generation Nuclear

The University of Manchester Professor Peter Crossley EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks at The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester Dr Irina Grigorieva EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (GrapheneNOWNANO)

The University of Manchester Professor Philip Withers EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials for Demanding Environments

University College London Professor Philip Treleaven EPSRC CENTRE for DOCTORAL TRAINING in Financial Computing & Analytics (covering Computational finance, Financial ICT, Regulation, Retail)

University College London Dr Paul Dalby EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies (EMT): A National CDT linked to an EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing

University College London Professor Andrew Fisher EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies

University College London (UCL) Professor Robert Lowe EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (LoLo)

University College London (UCL) Professor Gary Lye EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership

University College London (UCL) Professor Michael Singer EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geometry and Number Theory at the Interface

University College London (UCL) Professor Alwyn Seeds EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems

University College London (UCL) Professor Sebastien Ourselin EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging

University College London (UCL) Professor May Cassar EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology

University College London (UCL) Professor Nora De Leeuw EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science

University of Bath Professor Phil Willis EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment

University of Bath Professor Matthew Davidson EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

University of Bath Professor Andreas Kyprianou EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa)

University of Bath Professor David Coley EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment

University of Birmingham Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fuel Cells and their Fuels - Clean Power for the 21st Century

University of Birmingham Professor Michael Hannon EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy-4-Health)

University of Birmingham Professor Peter Fryer EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Formulation Engineering

University of Bristol Professor Paul Weaver EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science

University of Bristol Professor Ivana Partridge EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Manufacture

University of Bristol Professor David Bull EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Communications 2: Training Tomorrow's Internet Innovators

University of Bristol Dr Arthur Richards EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems - FARSCOPE

University of Bristol Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Synthesis

University of Bristol Dr Terence McMaster EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Functional Materials: The BCFN

University of Bristol Dr Mark Thompson EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering

University of Bristol Professor Stephen Hayden EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics

University of Cambridge Professor Michael Payne EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science

University of Cambridge Professor Robert James Mair EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment

University of Cambridge Dr Robert Miller EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics

University of Cambridge Professor William O'Neill EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision

University of Cambridge Professor Andrea Ferrari EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology

University of Cambridge Professor Jeremy Baumberg EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable and Functional Nano

University of Cambridge Professor James Norris EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Analysis

University of Cambridge Professor Clemens Kaminski EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sensor Technologies and Application

University of Edinburgh Professor Chris Williams EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science

University of Edinburgh Professor Michael O'Boyle EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism

University of Edinburgh Professor Anthony Carbery EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematical Analysis and its Applications

University of Edinburgh Professor Mark Bradley EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging

University of Exeter Professor John Sambles EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Electromagnetic Metamaterials

University of Exeter Professor Dragan Savic EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE)

University of Glasgow Professor Andrew Harvey EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrative Sensing and Measurement

University of Leeds Professor Jenny Jones EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy

University of Leeds Professor Peter Jimack EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at Leeds

University of Leeds Professor John Fisher EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering

University of Leeds Professor Simon Biggs EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Particulate Products and Processes

University of Leicester Professor Hongbiao Dong EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing (CIMP)

University of Liverpool Professor Ken Durose EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable PV

University of Liverpool Professor Michael Beer EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments

University of Nottingham Professor Cameron Alexander EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Therapeutics & Nanomedicines

University of Nottingham Professor Steve Benford EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in My Life in Data

University of Nottingham Dr Christopher Tuck EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

University of Nottingham Dr Christopher Moody EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry

University of Nottingham Professor Colin Snape EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy

University of Oxford Professor Colin Please EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling

University of Oxford Professor Charlotte Deane EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science

University of Oxford Professor Christopher Holmes EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Statistical Science: the Oxford-Warwick Statistics Programme

University of Oxford Professor Gui-Qiang George Chen EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Partial Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications

University of Oxford Professor Darren Dixon EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthesis for Biology and Medicine

University of Oxford Professor David Logan EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences

University of Oxford Dr Antonis Papachristodoulou EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology

University of Oxford Professor Stephen Roberts EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS)

University of Oxford Professor Peter Jezzard EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Imaging

University of Sheffield Professor Robert Dwyer-Joyce EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Tribology

University of Sheffield Professor Keith Ridgway EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Machining Science

University of Sheffield Professor Steven Armes EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and Colloids

University of Sheffield Professor Panayiotis Tsakiropoulos EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems - Challenges in Future Metals Manufacturing

University of Sheffield Professor Peter Hall EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage and its Applications

University of Southampton Professor Hans Fangohr EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling

University of Southampton Professor Dame Wendy Hall EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Web Science Innovation

University of Southampton Professor William Powrie EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems

University of St Andrews Dr Christopher Hooley EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics: Renewal of the CM-DTC

University of St Andrews Professor Andrew Smith EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis - CRITICAT

University of Strathclyde Professor Stephen McArthur EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids - a partnership between the University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London

University of Strathclyde Professor Patrica Connolly EPSRC CDT in Medical Devices and Health Technologies

University of Strathclyde Professor William Leithead EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems

University of Surrey Professor Julie Yeomans EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies

University of Warwick Professor Alison Rodger EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Analytical Science

University of Warwick Professor Mark Newton EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Diamond Science and Technology

University of Warwick Professor Robert MacKay EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics for Real-World Systems

University of Warwick Professor Stephen Jarvis EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress

University of Warwick Dr Kerry Kirwan EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (EngD)

University of York Professor Peter Cowling EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence (IGGI)

University of York Professor Howard Wilson EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Technology of Fusion Energy



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