DTP 2020-2021 The University of Manchester

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Eng


Organisational Structure. While the DTP will be focused mainly in the Faculty of Science & Engineering (FSE), it also links into the Faculties of Biology, Medicine & Health; and Humanities. Our approach to the DTP involves both Strategic and Delegated elements, aligned with a new structure for the Faculty. FSE now comprises two Schools (Natural Sciences and Engineering), with discipline identities retained in their component Departments (Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Materials Science, Mathematics in School of Natural Sciences; and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Analytical Sciences; Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, and Computer Sciences in School of Engineering). All PhD activity in the Faculty is overseen by a 'Doctoral Academy' which provides a first point of contact for studentship allocation and student recruitment (http://www.se.manchester.ac.uk/our-research/funding/).

Allocation of Resources. DTP resources are top-sliced (20% of total) at the Faculty and School Level, allowing strategic support for important topics and programmes. Over the life of the next DTP, focus areas are: Mathematics, particularly mathematical modelling of materials behaviour, aligning with the completion of the Royce Hub; Industry 4.0 and related themes in AI; and Integrated Engineering, exploiting the move to the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD). CASE conversion, International Doctoral Scholarships, and President's Doctoral Scholarships are also managed strategically.

The remaining 80% of DTP funding is devolved to Departments, which have autonomy on allocating this. The primary criterion for allocation of awards in every department is the quality of the proposed research project and the academic standing and research potential of the applicant(s), although special allowance is made for Early Career Researchers, where Faculty policy is for Departments to allocate at least one DTP- or CDT-funded student to each ECR during their first three years in post.

The Student Experience. A high quality PhD requires three things: an excellent research environment, a high quality student, and a high quality project and supervisory team. We offer a world-leading equipment base, including unique industry-, institutionally- and UKRI-funded facilities such as the High Voltage Laboratory and the Henry Moseley X-Ray Imaging Facility, as well as national centres of excellence (National Graphene Institute, Henry Royce Hub). Studentships are openly advertised and allocated competitively through a transparent panel interview process. An appropriate mix of role models is visible to all during recruitment visits and interviews.

At a minimum, all students have a supervisory team consisting of a supervisor, a co-supervisor, and an advisor; many students have more than 1 co-supervisor in order to cover the full range of academic expertise required. The formal main supervisor is always an experienced academic, and early career supervisors are carefully mentored. Each individual academic group is a member of a wider research grouping, giving the students an extended network of peer and academic support and we use an online platform to monitor student and project progression.

We offer students an exceptional research training environment, managed by the Faculty Researcher Development Team. Drawing on an annual skills audit, students can select from a very wide range of opportunities (173 sessions in 2017-18) in addition to attending compulsory activities, for example health and safety training, export controls training, research integrity and GDPR training). We also offer students opportunities to gain experience in teaching (potentially leading to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy), in public engagement (e.g. Science Spectacular) and policy (e.g. Policy @ Manchester Evidence Week), and careers support in the later stages of their programme.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/T517823/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2025
2480934 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Lyle Poley
2481011 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2023 William Murphy
2481297 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/05/2024 Georgia Bradshaw
2480812 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Harry Futcher
2479981 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Danielle Crawshaw
2481066 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2023 David Petrescu
2480931 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 20/09/2023 Liam Panchaud
2481046 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Fabio Falcioni
2480203 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Hannah Wanstall
2481226 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 16/06/2024 Eleanor Bowen
2481427 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2024 Nicholas Marrin
2501675 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2024 Theofaneia Ntounia
2480772 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2023 Francesco Semeraro
2483911 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2023 Bono Van Ijzendoorn
2481008 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2023 William Leising
2481391 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Henry Broadley
2481251 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Emma Rowlinson
2480498 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2023 David Johnstone
2481030 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2023 Laura Grose
2481389 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Aidan Retallick
2481339 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Jingjing Wang
2481390 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Daniel Mckinnell
2481424 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Mark Mesbur
2481303 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Heather Sutcliffe
2480361 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Ashley Hogg
2501687 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Denis Page
2480962 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Samuel Burford-Eyre
2480995 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Thomas Sephton
2480944 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Matthew Brown
2480860 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 31/03/2024 Howard Foster
2480947 Studentship EP/T517823/1 21/09/2020 30/09/2023 Nenglong Yang
2480489 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2023 Christopher Kinally
2481041 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2023 Lois Pennington
2492452 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2023 Anastasios Asonitis
2481026 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2023 Branwen Ap Dafydd Tomos
2480953 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2023 Owen Smith
2481340 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/11/2020 31/10/2023 Leah Stella
2571402 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/12/2020 30/11/2023 Dominic Smith
2481418 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/01/2021 30/06/2024 James Sanders
2481462 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/01/2021 30/06/2024 Tomás Hajdu
2481459 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/01/2021 31/12/2023 Yusuf Sulehman
2571455 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/01/2021 31/12/2023 Simmone Hewitt
2519969 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/04/2021 30/09/2024 Nikesh Patel
2587239 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/07/2021 31/12/2024 Jaspal Singh
2594335 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/09/2021 30/09/2025 Alexandra-Daria Dumitriu-Iovanescu
2594344 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/09/2021 30/09/2025 Francisco Eduardo Selles
2594282 Studentship EP/T517823/1 01/09/2021 30/09/2025 Darius Alexandru Deaconu
2596805 Studentship EP/T517823/1 20/09/2021 30/09/2024 Scott Ellis
2596737 Studentship EP/T517823/1 20/09/2021 30/09/2024 James Casey
2616638 Studentship EP/T517823/1 20/09/2021 31/03/2025 Joseph Parkin
2595418 Studentship EP/T517823/1 20/09/2021 31/03/2025 Charlotte Moss