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Warwick Diamond Science & Technology CDT

DST Training Programme

The DST Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) produces students with a skill set that matches the interdisciplinary nature of research required to establish the UK as a front runner in the development and exploitation of emerging DST. With this would come significant opportunity to create new UK businesses and enhance existing ones, driving growth and innovation and creating “high-tech” jobs.

Training consists of both a taught programme equipping students with diverse knowledge of materials and analysis techniques making use of the research instrumentation available at Warwick and networking events with the wider international DST community.

Our students benefit from various networking opportunities offered throughout their training, The annual Diamond Conference provides opportunities for our students to engage with, and present their research to the wider international diamond science community. Our Biennial retreat brings together students from both the EPSRC and Warwick CDT's providing an opportunity to develop strong links with peers based at institutions throughout the UK. Our students are active in outreach, raising funds and developing outreach materials to bring their research to a wider audience.

PG Taught Course

During their course, students will undertake training in Diamond Science and Technology (DST). This taught programme has been purpose-designed to provide students with an inter-disciplinary skill set, allowing them to deal with any high performance, advanced material, in many different application areas. Although the course will primarily focus on DST, students will develop a broader understanding of competitor materials and technologies. The training is designed to produce highly skilled, cross-disciplinary, fast-thinking, innovative and creative graduates.

Teaching and assessment styles will vary from module to module to best deliver and examine the training content. Lectures, seminars and workshops will be reinforced with a significant practical component. This will make use of the substantial instrumentation and computational resources at Warwick. The practical aspects of the modules will enable students to gain essential hands-on experience, of a wide variety of techniques/instrumentation.

A mixture of oral and written examinations and assessments will be employed to ensure the students gain experience of team work, research paper and proposal writing, science communication and web page development.

PhD Projects

A list of fully funded studentships in Diamond Science & Technology is available here.

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