The centre aims to produce a new sort of PhD student, trained over 4 years in many advanced Nano techniques, innovation and business practice, as well as novel science. The centre emphasises cross-disciplinary training in the Physical Sciences, including Chemistry, Physics, Materials and Engineering and accept applicants of the highest calibre from these backgrounds.
The PhD programme is based on courses, practicals and projects in Year 1 before selection of an interdisciplinary PhD topic for research in Years 2-4 in a Nano group within Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Materials Science and Metallurgy. A significant element will be a Management of Technology Innovation (MoTI) component provided through the Judge Institute.
There is one intake per year for the NanoDTC course on 1 October.