The University of Plymouth is using its expertise in offshore renewable energy and health technology to inspire the next generation of outstanding engineers.
Thanks to funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the University is creating a new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) which will support a minimum of 11 PhD studentships.
Starting in 2020 and 2021, the students will work alongside world-leading researchers and use cutting edge facilities to develop new and innovative ideas across the two subject areas.
They will also have the opportunity to undertake placements in China and Australia, as well as working on existing research initiatives that have links across academia, industry and the public sector.
The new DTP focuses on two of the University’s key strategic areas, and it is already playing a significant role in driving the national agenda around offshore renewable energy and health technology.
It leads the £9million Supergen ORE Hub, created in July 2018 with EPSRC funding to bring together a network of academic, industrial and policy stakeholders to champion and maintain the UK’s wave, tidal and offshore wind expertise.
Spearheaded by the Centre for Health Technology, it is also working to create an innovative and sustainable health sector through initiatives such as the £2.7million eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC) project.
The new partnership will also enhance the University’s diverse community of postgraduate and postdoctoral early career researchers, supported by its Doctoral College.