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Cranfield University has won over £25 million to establish two new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) focusing on advancing water security and net zero aviation.

The funding announced by Michelle Donelan, Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, forms part of the UK’s biggest-ever investment in engineering and physical sciences doctoral skills, totalling more than £1 billion and creating 65 new Centres for Doctoral Training.

Cranfield’s funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will support leading research in areas of national importance including water systems, net zero aviation and hydrogen.

Professor Leon A. Terry, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Cranfield University, welcomed the investment:

“This is a really positive addition to the dynamic and applied research environment that we have at Cranfield. With our long-standing experience of working closely with industry on collaborative research, the new doctoral students are set to gain real-world experience and work with some of the UK’s leading experts in their fields.”

Cranfield is also part of a third new centre, led by Loughborough University, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering Hydrogen Net Zero. This will develop the necessary networking, training and skills to enable rapid growth in hydrogen-related technology. The EnerHy CDT aims to address the challenging aspects of rapid growth in hydrogen production and usage such as cost, supply and waste chain development, scalability, new technologies and social acceptance.

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