The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) approach aims to enhance postgraduate teaching and research through placing more emphasis on training, collaboration, networking and transferable skills than traditional postgraduate programmes. Students progress through the programme as a cohort, supporting and learning from each other. The Plastic Electronics CDT (PE-CDT) programme encompasses cohort-building elements, including a Winter School, outreach activities and social events.
The PE-CDT is a joint venture with Oxford University and Queen Mary University of London, and several industrial partners to train doctoral scientists in this exciting, fast moving and interdisciplinary field. The aim of the CDT is to graduate students with interdisciplinary experience and capability in the science and applications of plastic electronic materials and devices, with an understanding of the associated industry, and with the ability to adapt and develop new technologies and applications.
The Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Application of Plastic Electronic Materials is funded by the UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).