Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training
Funder: EPSRC (UK component) and SFI (Irish component)
Start Date: September 2019
Key Contact: Dermot Brabazon
I-Form's Dublin City University and University College Dublin have partnered with University of Sheffield and University of Manchester to launch a joint PhD programme in Metallurgical Challenges for the Digital Manufacturing Environment. The programme is supported by a €4 million investment from Science Foundation Ireland and will see 25 PhD students recruited over the next five years to focus on metallic materials innovation in high added value manufacturing.
They will join a cohort of 70 students in the UK in both Sheffield and Manchester Universities. The awards have been made under a new partnership between Science Foundation Ireland and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation. The Centres for Doctoral Training will bring 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.
Each year a new cohort intake of 5 PhD students will be recruited for a September start in either DCU or UCD. Check our Vacancies section for further information.
Industry partners can sponsor a PhD student by making a small contribution towards the cost of the programme. In collaboration with the supervisor, the company can define the research area for the PhD based on their area of interest.
Funder: European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Start Date: December 2018
Key Contact: Prof Denis Dowling
EIT Manufacturing is a consortium of 50 partners across 17 countries and links industry, research technological organisations and universities across Europe. Its vision is that global manufacturing innovation is led by Europe. EIT Manufacturing’s mission is to “bring European manufacturing actors together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes, services – and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing”.
I-Form, via UCD, is leading the Irish involvement, playing a role in the Education, Innovation and Business Creation Pillars of EIT Manufacturing’s strategy. In 2020, I-Form researchers will be involved in three education projects, including the set-up of a learning factory to upskill existing industry operators, the creation of educational "nuggets" (pieces of educative materials likely to be consumed in no more than 15 minutes, to be accessed on the EIT Manufacturing Guided Learning Platform) on additive manufacturing and the design of a "factory in a box" dedicated to second-level student education.