University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

High-Performance Structural Metallics

The structural materials grouping represents a wide cross-section of activities in the core area of materials science; the department hosts facilities for the production of carbon nanotubes; metallic foams; surface coatings (PEO, VPS, PVD and CVD); as-solidified materials covering a wide range of cooling rate; electrolytic reduction of metallic oxides; laser drilling; explosive and anodic joining; modelling activities figure strongly, encompassing processing; thermo-mechanical performance and microstructural development; materials and systems receiving particular attention include bainitic steels; (Ru-containing) superalloys; metallic glasses; porous and multilayered materials; carbon nanotubes and nanofibres; thermal barrier coatings; metallic fibre network materials; in addition to the course fee (university composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.

Entry requirements

Minumum 2.1 class 4-year undergraduate Honours (Master's level) degree in a relevant subject; or overseas equivalent is required.

Sponsorship information

Studentships are provided in a collaboration between EPSRC and Rolls-Royce plc; they are available only to students who meet the residency criteria for home rate fees.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 760606