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Driscoll Research Group



Please find here information about applications for the MPhil or PhD programs including relevant deadlines in the Materials Science and Metallurgy department. Please find details of funding opportunities here. The primary sources of funding are as follows, though it is also worth exploring the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centres, the Winton Studentships, and other sources of funding outside the University.

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Please take careful note of the deadlines, which can be up to a year before the October start date. Funding application deadlines usually require submission by early December, but for some funders this can be as early as October.


Post-Doctoral Positions

Please contact us if you are interested in joining us as a post-doc. Any formal open positions will be advertised on this page. Highly talented candidates should also consider applying for one of the following fellowships:

Latest news

Judith presents at Solid State Ionics 23 meeting in Boston

17 July 2022

Judith had fun time at the Solid State Ionics 23 meeting (2022) in Boston, meeting old and newer friends, past students and former colleagues. Excellent collaborative talks were had. It was also great to meet and hear Prof. Stanley Whittingham talk about his life in battery research which led to the Nobel Prize in...

Adam attends the IMLB in Sydney Australia

1 July 2022

Adam attends the International Meeting on Lithium Ion Batteries, hosted at the ICC in Sydney, Australia, where he presented his recent paper published in APL Materials. He would like to thank The Armourers and Brasiers' Company and Peterhouse for funding to attend the conference in person

Jose leaves the group

29 June 2022

We had a great visit from Jose Pedro Silva from the University of Minho in Portugal. He visited to discuss binary oxides for ferroelectric memory and related devices. We look forward to working with him in future

Group members awarded Armourers and Brasiers' Gauntlet Trust prizes

24 June 2022

We are pleased to announce Adam, Tom B, May Hsim and Muireann were awarded Armourers and Brasiers' Gauntlet Trust prizes to contribute to our research. We thank the Worshipful Company for their support with our research

Dr Jose Pedro Silva visits our group

20 June 2022

We are pleased to welcome Dr Jose Pedro Basto da Silva from the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, who is visiting us to discuss our collaborations on ferroelectric binary oxides.

DMG have midsummer party

19 June 2022

DMG MIDSUMMER EVENT. A good time was had by all (around 50 people in attendance), with lots of food and fun, and great play area for the kids. Thanks to Muireann and Moritz for the great planning!

We welcome Natalia Thoben, our new group Secretary

17 June 2022

We welcome Natalia, our new Senior Secretary, without whom our group would not function smoothly!

Javed leaves the group

7 June 2022

Dr. Javed Iqbal Saggu has completed his Post Doctorate under Prof. Judith Driscoll in the academic session 2021-22. He worked on filamentary Resistive Switching based energy efficient Memristors. Dr. Javed Saggu is working as Professor of Physics at Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan. The group bids him farewell...