Apply now for our PhD programme in Metallurgical Challenges for the Digital Manufacturing Environment

Do you want to graduate with a globally competitive PhD in an area that is transforming Ireland's economy? Do you want to work on a challenging project in partnership with industry?

We're looking for the brightest maths, science and engineering graduates to join the Centre for Doctoral Training in Metallurgical Challenges for the Digital Manufacturing Environment from September 2019.

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) brings together a group of PhD students from diverse backgrounds to tackle today's evolving issues and future challenges in an exciting environment, linked with industry and supporting broad skills development in areas such as responsible innovation, leadership, science in the media and industrial training.

Being part of this innovative training network means: 

  • Cohort based training across four academic sites with PhDs working side-by-side on industry relevant projects
  • Time embedded with industry partners
  • Graduating with a broad set of professional leadership skills alongside your doctoral research

The four universities involved are: University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Sheffield and University of Manchester.

If you are interested in a PhD in the following areas in the metallic manufacturing sector, then send your CV or email queries to

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing (e.g. laser processing, joining technologies etc)
  • Innovative product and process design
  • Data capture, process monitoring & control
  • Design for manufacturing

(Please note, the funding awarded for this programme covers EU student fees only.)