Who we are

The Oxford Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (OxICFM CDT) is a new £10.4m EPSRC-funded centre which will train the next generation of synthesis scientists.

OxICFM is centred in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Oxford, and integrates faculty from the Departments of Materials, Physics and Engineering, both in our training programme and collaborative projects.

We offer a fully-funded four year course comprised of taught courses and a forty-two month substantive research project. Our CDT brings together over forty academics, ten industrial partners (spanning diverse size ranges), and seventeen international centres of excellence in synthetic inorganic chemistry.

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.


International Year of the Periodic Table

At OxICFM we work across the entire breadth of the periodic table, and offer substantive research projects encompassing all of the isolable elements. Join us in celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table with the Royal Society of Chemistry and uncover the beauty of what is, in our opinion, the single most important scientific chart ever assembled.