The EPSRC have awarded the Leonardo Centre and University of Leeds £3.75 million for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Tribology

Friday November 2013

The Leonardo Centre and the University of Leeds have been awarded £3.75 million from the EPSRC to fund a Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Tribology.

The Integrated Tribology Centre for Doctoral Training (iTCDT) is a Research Centre aimed at bringing together the brightest post-graduate research engineers. A cohort of 12 students per year will work with academics (from Sheffield and Leeds) and industry partners to create a unique, world-leading research environment. The aim is to tackle the problems that face industry today, to develop new technologies and skills that will benefit all partners. The iTCDT, a joint partnership between leading Tribology academics from the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds, received substantial funding from the EPSRC in 2013, which identified Tribology as a UK priority area with a major skills shortage. The Centre is supported by industrial companies who will fund projects, provide routes for technology transfer and steer Centre activities.

The industrial board includes major companies such as: Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Cummins, Ricardo, Mahle, Afton, GE Wellstream, Network Rail, NPL and Infineum.

Applicant requirements:
A 1st or 2:1 degree in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics or other relevant discipline.
Enthusiasm for original applied research.
An enquiring mind and scientific understanding.
The ambition to work with industry.
The ability and desire to work in a team.

UK Home students only.

For more information about the Centre, please contact:

Prof Rob Dwyer-Joyce at Sheffield: r.dwyerjoyce@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 2227736

Prof Allan Matthews at Sheffield: a.matthews@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 2225466

Prof Anne Neville at Leeds: a.neville@leeds.ac.uk 0113 3436812

Prof Martin Priest at Leeds:  m.priest@leeds.ac.uk 0113 3432178