The Centre for Laser-based Production Processes has links to several EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training that complement and augment the research effort of the Centre. For more information about the Doctoral Training Centres including how to get involved please see the links below.
The EPSRC Centre in Applied Photonics provides commercially-focused training across a range of optics and photonics technologies.
The CDT was set up to address the critical shortage of doctoral level metallic material specialists in the UK. Graduates from physical science and engineering disciplines over a 4 year period are trained in fundamental metallurgical science and engineering as well as undertaking an industry sponsored multi-disciplinary cutting-edge doctoral project.
Many emerging sectors and next generation products will demand large scale ultra precision (nanometre level tolerance) complex components. Such products include: next generation displays, plastic electronic devices, low cost photovoltaic cells, energy management and energy harvesting devices and logistics, defence and security technologies. Their product performance is set to advance and the innovative manufacturing based on ultra precision technologies for these products defines the scope for the EPSRC Centre.
The Centre of Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) will train fifty Engineering Doctorate (EngD) students over an eight-year period, admitting ten new students each year for five years starting in October 2014. This is a collaborative partnership between Cranfield University and the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in which the Centre for Laser-based Production Processes is a partner.
The primary objective of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing (3D) is to produce research leaders to tackle the major scientific and engineering challenges over the next 10-15 years in enabling Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing to play a prominent role in manufacturing, providing the people and talent to fuel this new industrial revolution.
Examples of projects associated with the Centre and funded by the CDTs above can be found here.