Research

We have a strong focus on research and our postgraduate research students have access to leading technologies and the opportunity to gain industry experience within our related research centres.

Find a course

Our students have the opportunity to spend four years in industry via our unique Engineering Doctorate course.

If you are interested in doing a PhD or EngD with us, please look at the interests of our Department's research groups and get in contact with an academic.

Studentships

We have studentship opportunities available, including our new Vice Chancellor’s Studentship Award and the Doctoral College Studentship Award.

Enhancing the performance of ceramic armour and protective coatings

Funding information:
A tax-free stipend of £16,000 per year will be provided over the 3 year duration of the PhD. The studentship will also cover UK university fees. There will be an opportunity to receive further payments for teaching duties undertaken in the department.

Multiscale modelling of lithium-sulfur batteries

Funding information:
The Surrey’s Centre for Automotive Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, is offering a PhD studentship which will cover home fees and normal EPSRC stipend (currently £14, 553 a year).

Reinforcement learning control for autonomous systems

Funding information:
Funded EU and UK students only. Covers home fees and normal EPSRC stipend (currently £14553/year). All students may apply for this research project, but the full funding is guaranteed for UK and EU students.

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.

Facilities

We have facilities for surface analysis instrumentation, electron microscopy services and materials and structures characterisation, with testing from the nano- to macro-scales.

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