We provide world-class analysis of ceramics, polymers and metals, as well as composite materials consisting of two or more of these materials. Doing a PhD with us will allow you to use our nationally and internationally recognised facilities to test the cutting-edge of science and make new discoveries.


Finer scale residual stress evaluation of irradiated joints of nuclear fusion alloys

Funding information:

Funding covers a stipend of £20,000 pa (tax-free) and UK “home” tuition fees for 3.5 years. Funding is also available to cover travel, conferences and consumables. 

Investigation into the impact of material properties on the gas transport behaviour of polyolefin materials

Funding information:

Funding covers a stipend of £20,000 pa (tax free) and UK “home” tuition fees for 3.5 years. Funding is available to cover travel, conferences, and consumables. 

Effect of chemical degradation and formulation stability on viscoelastic relaxation processes

Funding information:

Fully funded for UK fees. Stipend of £18,622 (subject to review) and University of Surrey fees met for duration of studentship.

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

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We house facilities for various research such as quasi-static, dynamic and fatigue experiments as well as processing of functional ceramic powders and functional ink formulation and deposition.

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