Become a sponsor

As you will know, being able to select, design and manufacture (sustainably and cost-effectively) a material in the optimum state can be the deciding factor between ‘enablement’ of a new technology and its ‘inhibition’. Sponsoring a MiNMaT research engineer can therefore make a significant difference to your organisation.

Benefits of becoming a sponsor

  • A highly skilled and academically capable student will be based with you for four years, where they will undertake a project or projects directly contributing to your specific commercial research priorities.
  • The opportunity to be part of a professional network, with a constant flow of cutting-edge ideas between your organisation and world renowned academics at the University of Surrey.
  • Twenty days of world class characterisation instrumentation included in the annual contribution made by you.
  • Funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) means that you can recruit a research engineer for an annual contribution of £16,000 for four years, with no other hidden costs for the duration of the programme.

Get in contact

We welcome enquiries from potential sponsors. If you are interested in finding out more, we are happy to put you in contact with one of our current sponsors, visit you at your site, or invite you to come and view the facilities and meet the team at Surrey. Please contact the Centre Manager, Noelle Hartley:

Frequently asked questions

Case studies

Below, some of our sponsors have shared their experiences of sponsoring an EngD student through us.