Loughborough University

Loughborough University


Current research activities: ceramics science and engineering: ceramic synthesis from precursors; ceramic and metal powder processing and forming; mathematical modelling of powder forming; sol-gel processing of ceramics and glasses; polymer science and technology: interests include heterogeneous polymer systems, polymer processing, filled systems, oriented polymers, synthesis and properties of polyurethanes; power and aerospace materials: aim to relate composition, processing and service parameters to mechanical properties of metallic alloys and polymer composites; composites research includes finite element analysis of high-impact composites and polyamide ceramer interlayer composites; Rubber Process Engineering Centre: rubber mixing, microstructure and properties of rubber blend compounds, equipment development, application of finite element analysis to rubber processing; surface and interface engineering: focus on electrode position, anodising, polymer surfaces and interfaces; also on environmental aspects of metal finishing.

Entry requirements

Good degree or equivalent experience.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC; EU; British Council; industry.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time October 2016 - 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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