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Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A)

The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) is a Swansea University initiative which provides industry led postgraduate research training in the areas of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. The ca. £15m operation, fully funded by the European Social Fund via the Welsh Government, EPSRC and industry, is able to offer 24 EngD places and 8 MSc research places per year along with part-time PhD and masters. Over the course of the operation a total of 158 high calibre graduates will be trained producing leading research for multi-national and SME industries. The graduates will be perfectly positioned to take on middle management roles and become the future leaders of high skilled, high value added industry.

Swansea University has been supporting industry ever since its creation in 1920. The College of Engineering is still perfectly placed to support industry

  • 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading or Internationally Excellent quality
  • Our Research Environment at Swansea University is ranked 2nd in the UK
  • The impact of our research is ranked in the UK top 10
  • Over 25 year’s experience of delivering EngD collaborations

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Loughborough EngD saves £2m/year for UK road maintenance

(2 May 2018) - The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has highlighted the economic impact of EngD research undertaken at Loughborough University’s Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering (CICE). Research undertaken by Dr Christian Christodoulou is estimated to have saved over £2m per annum through improvements in ongoing highway maintenance programmes.

EngD student helps company win Queen's Award for Enterprise

(30 April 2018) - A University of Bristol EngD research engineer has helped a Somerset business win its second Queen's Award in five years. On Saturday 21 April 2018, Jo Bird, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of lifesaving and fire safety equipment storage, won The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2018.

Award for Swansea EngD researcher in worldwide Tata Group competition

(14 June 2017) - A Swansea University researcher, Alex Harold, has beaten over 5000 applicants to win an international award for her work using proteins derived from soil bacteria to develop a new anti-corrosion coating for steel. Organised by Tata Group, the competition highlights and rewards innovation within research and development, right across Tata’s activity. This meant Alex’s entry was up against projects from divisions such as Tata Steel Europe, Jaguar Landrover and Tata Global Beverages. Of the 5000 entries, 51 teams were shortlisted and represented at the final in Mumbai. Alex’s project was announced as the winner of the “Dare to Try” award, one of the twelve categories in the competition. Alex is a TATA Steel UK engineering doctorate student at Swansea University. Her winning project was called ‘Superhydrophobic Coatings from Bacterial Proteins’. A material that is “hydrophobic” is one that repels water – in effect, waterproof. The cells of a common soil bacteria have hydrophobic properties, and Alex used these to develop her new coating.