EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in 2D Materials of Tomorrow (2DMoT)

Discover the Centre

The Centre for Doctoral Training in 2D Materials of Tomorrow (2DMoT) is a four-year PhD programme which provides students with the knowledge and skills for cutting edge, cross-disciplinary research in the science and applications of two-dimensional materials - a new class of advanced materials with potential to transform modern technologies, from clean energy to quantum engineering.

The CDT will start accepting applications from October 2024 for September 2025 entry. Further information about the CDT programme and how to apply will be available on our website from September 2024.

Research areas

  • Materials discovery, including exploring limits of quantum materials based on twistronic heterostructures.
  • 2D materials and heterostructures for adaptive and energy-efficient optoelectronics and thermal management.
  • Proton-conducting 2D membranes and separators for energy-efficient green hydrogen technologies: 2D-crystals-assisted solar water splitting, fuel cells, methane-to-hydrogen conversion.
  • Next generation filtration and separation membranes for environmentally-friendly technologies, e.g., water purification, biofiltration applications, designer nanomaterials for better plant-based food and beverages.
  • 2D material-enhanced composites and protective coatings.
  • Physico-chemical processes in 2D confined matter: transport of ionic liquids and gases, control and identification, developing applications for blue energy.

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The 2D Materials of Tomorrow CDT offers an opportunity to do a PhD in a highly interdisciplinary environment and as part of collaborative teams comprising world-leading researchers from The University of Manchester and the University of Cambridge. As a PhD student you will participate in pioneering research on a wide range of topics while gaining experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, interaction with high tech and engineering companies and communication with the wider society – a perfect foundation for a future career in academia or industry.

Professor Irina Grigorieva / CDT Director

Get in touch

If you're interested in finding out more about our available projects or collaboration opportunities, contact:

E: 2D-materials@manchester.ac.uk


University of Cambridge
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)