Ultra Precision Engineering- the key to a finer future

Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important for the engineers of the future and this is reflected in being successfully awarded funding through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.

Micro and nanofabrication technologies are considered to be a major enabler of future industries, with the potential for a high resultant impact on wealth generation. The new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision, run in conjunction with Cranfield University, will train its students in advanced ultra-precision technologies, including focused ion beam machining, laser micromachining, roll-to-roll fabrication of polymer-based electronics, diamond machining, machine tool design and advanced metrology, together with innovation and business practice that will lead to the creation of ultra-precision products of the future. The list of potential areas which stand to benefit includes genome technologies, medical devices, consumer electronics, automotive and aerospace systems, satellite communications, optical devices and sustainable energy generation, amongst many others.


The CDT is now recruiting MRes students for October 2013 and aims to produce a new class of PhD students, trained over four years in the many advanced technologies which they need to be familiar with to make step changes for next generation industries.

The deadline for applications is the 31st March 2013. For further details please visit the IfM website.


The Department’s Graduate Open Day for prospective PhD students will be held on Wednesday 5th December. Please contact graduate-studies@eng.cam.ac.uk for a registration form if you would like to attend.

Date published

30 November 2012

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