The Bragg Centre aims to discover, create and design new materials. We bring together scientists and engineers across a wide range of disciplines, pursuing both fundamental and applied research. We provide world-leading experimental and analytical facilities to understand and build materials from the atomic to the macro-scale.
<p>Researchers in the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130565/bragg_centre_for_materials_research">Bragg Centre</a> work with industry and other partners to develop new insights and solutions for innovative products, devices and applications. </p> <p>We are a founding partner of the Henry Royce Institute, the UK’s centre for advanced materials research and innovation. </p> <p>Our research themes are:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bragg-centre-materials-research/doc/bragg-centre-research-themes">analytical science</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bragg-centre-materials-research/doc/bragg-centre-research-themes/page/2">bionanotechnology</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bragg-centre-materials-research/doc/bragg-centre-research-themes/page/3">electronic and photonic materials</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bragg-centre-materials-research/doc/bragg-centre-research-themes/page/4">functional surfaces</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bragg-centre-materials-research/doc/bragg-centre-research-themes/page/5">multiscale materials</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bragg-centre-materials-research/doc/bragg-centre-research-themes/page/6">soft matter</a></li> </ul> <h5>Why do your PhD at Leeds? </h5> <p><strong>96% of our research is world-leading (REF 2021) </strong><br /> At Leeds, our research addresses the most prevalent real-world challenges – providing solutions that have had both a national and global impact. <br /> <strong>Study in an active research environment </strong><br /> Studying your PhD with us means you’ll be working in a professional research environment, using UK-leading facilities to bring your project to life – alongside active researchers who are at the forefront of their area. <br /> <strong>A strong network of support </strong><br /> The Leeds Doctoral College connects our community of researchers and can offer you the guidance, services and opportunities you’ll need to get the most out of your PhD. <br /> <strong>Close industry links </strong><br /> Our partnerships and links to companies and academic institutions give you the opportunity to network at industry talks, seminars and conferences, building connections that'll benefit your next steps after you complete your PhD. <br /> <strong>Professional skills development </strong><br /> We think of the whole picture at Leeds. That’s why we offer a range of workshops and courses that'll enhance your skillset further and transfer into your professional career. <br /> <strong>Personal and wellbeing services </strong><br /> Mental health and wellbeing support are integral to who we are at Leeds and you’ll have access to the full range of services we offer to ensure you’re feeling your best – and reaching your potential in your studies. <br /> <strong>Join our global community </strong><br /> We welcome students, researchers, academics, partners and alumni from more than 140 countries, all over the world. This means, as a university, we’re bringing together different cultures and perspectives which helps strengthen our research – and societal impact.</p> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University's website</a>.</p>
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