EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies

The core of our Centre lies in solving academically challenging and industrially relevant problems through a profound understanding of processing–microstructure–property relationships. We have a unique focus on characterisation and provide sponsoring organisations with use of state-of-the-art instrumentation equipment.

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Become a student

Engineering doctorate (EngD) students, or research engineers as they are known, are part of our Centre and will spend four years principally with their industrial sponsor, and return to the University for courses and to use the characterisation facilities.

Our people

Professor Robert Dorey

Director of the Centre

Professor Robert Dorey holds the chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Surrey and is Fellow of the Institute Materials, Mining and Minerals (FIMMM) and Higher Education Academy (FHEA) as well as a Chartered Scientist and Engineer. Professor Dorey joined the University of Surrey from Cranfield University in 2014. Between 2003 and 2008 he held a prestigious Royal Academy of ...

Dr Mark Whiting

Deputy Director of the Centre

The key topics areas I work in are additive manufacturing of structural alloys, especially laser sintering and wire arc additive manufacture of light alloys. The nature and behaviour of glass/ceramic-to-metal seal interfaces. The microstructure and manufacture of titanium matrix composites. The role of phase transformations and interfaces in advanced commerci...