Who we are

A four-year multi-disciplinary doctoral training programme in inorganic chemical synthesis

The Oxford Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (OxICFM CDT) is an EPSRC-funded centre focused on training the next generation of synthesis scientists. Our focus is on inorganic synthesis – spanning length scales from molecular to nano-scale and extended materials – and our goal is to equip and enable a new generation of scientists capable of addressing critical societal challenges.

We offer a fully-funded four year PhD programme, comprised of taught courses and a substantive research project. The OxICFM CDT is based in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Oxford, but it also integrates faculty from the Departments of Materials, Physics and Engineering, both for our training programme and collaborative projects. Our CDT brings together over fifty academics, eleven industrial partners, and seventeen international centres of excellence in synthetic inorganic chemistry.

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The OxICFM CDT was very appealing to me, both due to the very interesting research projects and the teaching element of the course, which provides an advanced breadth of content in current inorganic chemistry. I think that such a comprehensive awareness of inorganic chemistry is invaluable – often a specific problem calls on several facets of the subject to reach a solution.
Euan Sarson (2022 cohort)

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