DTP 2020-2021 Cranfield University

Lead Research Organisation: CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
Department Name: Administration


An exclusively postgraduate focus; world-class, industrial-scale facilities; passionate experts; and our global community all add up to make Cranfield University a unique place to learn and to undertake research. Our closeness to business means we offer relevant, practical education that is firmly based on our transformational research spanning the technology readiness levels enabling us to make significant contributions to the world around us for over 70 years. We are ranked in the top ten in the UK for commercial research, consultancy and professional development. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 81% of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Cranfield's research addresses eight multi-disciplinary areas: Aerospace, Defence & Security, Energy & Power, Environment & Agrifood, Leadership & Management, Manufacturing, Transport Systems and Water. Our outstanding transformational research therefore provides a strong research culture in which students can carry out excellent research.

Our EPSRC DTP will support 3-year studentships (or part time equivalent) across EPSRC's remit, spanning the whole spectrum of our 8 multidisciplinary themes. We will prioritise proposals involving early career researchers and staff new to Cranfield. Collaboration with an industry partner with a financial commitment will be a requirement. We will use a proportion of our DTP funding to support strategic bids including new investigator awards, Global Challenge Research Fund bids, and programme grant bids. We will fund one Doctoral Prize to support one of the very best EPSRC PhD students from any university to undertake a Fellowship at Cranfield for 2 years.

All of our research degree students (ca. 750) are part of a cohort who come together through the Cranfield Doctoral Network (CDN) which runs various events and an annual, university-wide conference. The programme for the CDN is co-created with the students. Each multidisciplinary theme also has a Doctoral Community (Doc Com) led by a Theme Lead which runs events, seminars and discussion groups specific to the theme. The Doc Com also provides a focus for delivery of transferable skills training through the Centre for Andragogy and Academic Skills - the Cranfield Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme, based on the national Vitae researcher development framework. Individual research groups also run their own research-focused communities of practice, all of which goes to create a vibrant research culture.

Students are encouraged to join Cranfield at one of three set intake dates so that they can start to feel part of a cohort from day one. They are warmly welcomed by academic and professional service unit staff during welcome week, with a bespoke programme being provided for research degree students. They are assigned an expert supervision team which includes two supervisors a pastoral advisor and where appropriate a mentor or industrial advisor. A progress review team guides each student through a supportive process with feedback to completion within 3 years.

Academics at Cranfield can apply for DTP studentships through an open call for proposals. Applications will be reviewed by a DTP Panel including an independent academic reviewer at regular, scheduled meetings. Details and an application form will be posted on the Cranfield Intranet Research pages:

Contact Michelle Carter: M.Carter@cranfield.ac.uk who can also assist in writing adverts.

Students can find out more about these exciting studentship opportunities and how to apply for them on our website: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/research/phd.

They are also advertised through other routes including FindaPhD and various social media channels. Supervisors advertise their studentship opportunities through their academic profile pages: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/people


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/T518104/1 30/09/2020 29/09/2025
2199358 Studentship EP/T518104/1 01/10/2017 26/11/2025 Philip Krause
2345718 Studentship EP/T518104/1 03/02/2020 31/07/2025 Yanni Cai
2436900 Studentship EP/T518104/1 27/09/2020 29/09/2023 Mustafa Elsherkisi
2459795 Studentship EP/T518104/1 30/09/2020 29/09/2023 Anirudh Warrier
2439077 Studentship EP/T518104/1 30/09/2020 30/09/2023 AL HUSIEN DABASHI
2482180 Studentship EP/T518104/1 04/10/2020 04/01/2024 Edwin Duran Garcia
2439414 Studentship EP/T518104/1 18/10/2020 17/10/2023 Joel Gordon
2784669 Studentship EP/T518104/1 01/02/2021 01/02/2024 Sivaji PILLAI
2497012 Studentship EP/T518104/1 01/02/2021 31/01/2024 Vadim Maltsev
2497003 Studentship EP/T518104/1 01/02/2021 31/01/2024 Patrick Geragersian
2536205 Studentship EP/T518104/1 15/03/2021 14/06/2024 Sripriya Dharwadkar
2514718 Studentship EP/T518104/1 31/03/2021 31/03/2024 Sophie Bretagne
2535755 Studentship EP/T518104/1 18/04/2021 10/03/2025 Danny Holt
2675128 Studentship EP/T518104/1 03/10/2021 02/10/2024 Arinc Altun
2644260 Studentship EP/T518104/1 03/10/2021 05/12/2025 Laura Brown
2676291 Studentship EP/T518104/1 17/10/2021 17/10/2024 Elias Farah
2644289 Studentship EP/T518104/1 31/01/2022 30/01/2025 Cesar Catizane
2753940 Studentship EP/T518104/1 01/02/2022 31/01/2025 Paul Poulain
2675148 Studentship EP/T518104/1 02/02/2022 01/02/2025 Charlie Mansfield
2789366 Studentship EP/T518104/1 30/04/2022 25/01/2024 Shan HE
2737182 Studentship EP/T518104/1 24/07/2022 23/07/2025 Nnenna Chukwuekezie
2741118 Studentship EP/T518104/1 25/09/2022 24/09/2026 Lucie Krejcova
2741545 Studentship EP/T518104/1 30/09/2022 29/09/2025 Aylin Kemal
2744569 Studentship EP/T518104/1 30/09/2022 10/03/2027 Robert Brown
2755139 Studentship EP/T518104/1 01/11/2022 26/08/2023 Bryony Reynolds
2878952 Studentship EP/T518104/1 30/09/2023 29/09/2026 Princy ATHISAYARASA