2016 mid-term review

In 2016, EPSRC undertook a mid-term review of CDTs funded in 2013. This formed part of the monitoring and evaluating of the CDTs, the purpose of which includes a health check of the centres, as well as an opportunity for them to demonstrate progress and impact in their areas. The review was chaired by Professor Mark Smith, Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University. The panel, were tremendously impressed by the quality of the work undertaken at the CDTs.

Review outcome

The review committee panel considered the inputs to the CDT Evaluation Framework from each of the CDTs and gave an initial indication on which CDTs to have a more in-depth discussion with, rating them: Good, Satisfactory or Interview required. These ratings reflected a number of factors and were not simply a reflection of the quality of student training being carried out by the CDT. In many cases the discussions between the panel and those CDTs invited to interview helped clarify any discussion points identified so the published table does not reflect the overall view of the CDTs by the panel post-interview.

As a result of the CDT mid-term review, actions varied from re-profiling investments to further panel assurance through site visits, with elements of best practice being incorporated into the 2018 CDT exercise.

2016 mid-term review initial ratings (published following a judgement from the Information Commissioner)

FOIA and EIR Decision notice (Ref: FS50707186) (PDF - 225KB)

CDT Grant Ref Organisation Name PI Name Grant Title Rating
EP/L014823/1 University of Leeds Tipper, Professor JL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering Good
EP/L014904/1 The University of Manchester Hardman, Dr MJ EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine Interview
EP/L014912/1 University of Leeds Jones, Professor JM EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy Good
EP/L014998/1 Loughborough University Conway, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence Good
EP/L01503X/1 University of Edinburgh O'Boyle, Professor M EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism Good
EP/L015072/1 Loughborough University Coopman, Dr K EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine Satisfactory
EP/L015099/1 Swansea University Sullivan, Professor JH EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrial Functional Coatings: COATED2 Good
EP/L015102/1 University of Bristol Partridge, Professor IK EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Manufacture Interview
EP/L015110/1 University of St Andrews Hooley, Dr CA EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics: Renewal of the CM-DTC Good
EP/L015129/1 University College London Treleaven, Professor P EPSRC CENTRE for DOCTORAL TRAINING in Financial Computing & Analytics (covering Computational finance, Financial ICT, Regulation, Retail) Good
EP/L015153/1 University of Birmingham Fryer, Professor PJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Formulation Engineering Satisfactory
EP/L01517X/1 University College London Lowe, Professor RJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (LoLo) Satisfactory
EP/L01520X/1 University College London Lye, Professor G EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership Satisfactory
EP/L015218/1 University College London Dalby, Professor PA EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies (EMT): A National CDT linked to an EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing Satisfactory
EP/L015226/1 King's College London Schnabel, Professor JA EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging Good/Satisfactory
EP/L015234/1 University College London Singer, Professor M EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geometry and Number Theory at the Interface Good
EP/L015242/1 University College London Browne, Dr DE EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies Interview
EP/L015277/1 Imperial College London Skinner, Professor SJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials Satisfactory
EP/L015285/1 University of Leeds Roberts, Professor KJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Particulate Products and Processes Good
EP/L015293/1 University of Bristol Richards, Dr A EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems - FARSCOPE Satisfactory
EP/L015307/1 University of Warwick Unwin, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Analytical Science Good
EP/L015315/1 University of Warwick Newton, Professor ME EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Diamond Science and Technology Good/Satisfactory
EP/L015323/1 Queen's University of Belfast Bowman, Professor R EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage Good/Satisfactory
EP/L015331/1 University of Exeter Sambles, Professor JR EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Electromagnetic Metamaterials Good/Satisfactory
EP/L01534X/1 University of Nottingham Tuck, Professor CJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Good
EP/L015358/1 Newcastle University Watson, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data Satisfactory
EP/L015366/1 University of Bristol Booker-Milburn, Professor KI EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Synthesis Good/Satisfactory
EP/L015374/1 University of Warwick Richardson, Dr M EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics for Real-World Systems Good
EP/L015382/1 University of Southampton Fangohr, Professor H EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling Satisfactory
EP/L015390/1 The University of Manchester Livens, Professor F EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Nuclear Fission- Next Generation Nuclear Satisfactory
EP/L015412/1 Cranfield University Jeffrey, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering for the Water Sector (STREAM IDC) Satisfactory
EP/L015455/1 University College London Seeds, Professor AJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems Good
EP/L015463/1 University of Nottingham Benford, Professor S EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in My Life in Data Good
EP/L015471/1 University of Strathclyde McArthur, Professor S EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids Good
EP/L01548X/1 The University of Manchester Grigorieva, Professor I EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (GrapheneNOWNANO) Good/Satisfactory
EP/L015498/1 Imperial College London Ces, Dr O EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences Innovation in Chemical Biology for Bioindustry and Healthcare Good
EP/L01551X/1 University of Liverpool Durose, Professor K EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable PV Satisfactory
EP/L015536/1 Durham University McLeish, Professor T EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces Good
EP/L015544/1 University of Bristol Hayden, Professor S EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics Satisfactory
EP/L015552/1 University of Cambridge Payne, Professor MC EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science Interview
EP/L015579/1 Imperial College London Mostofi, Dr A EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Simulation of Materials Good
EP/L015587/1 Imperial College London Cawley, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantitative NDE Satisfactory
EP/L015595/1 University of Strathclyde Connolly, Professor P EPSRC CDT in Medical Devices & Health Technologies Interview
EP/L015633/1 University of Nottingham Moody, Professor CJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry Interview
EP/L015684/1 University of Bath Kyprianou, Professor AE EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa) Good
EP/L015692/1 Lancaster University Tawn, Professor J EPSRC CENTRE FOR DOCTORAL TRAINING IN STATISTICS & OPERATIONAL RESEARCH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY (STOR-i) Good
EP/L015722/1 University of Oxford Logan, Professor DE EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences. Satisfactory
EP/L015730/1 University of Bristol Turner, Dr P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering Good/Satisfactory
EP/L015749/1 University of Birmingham Steinberger-Wilckens, Professor R EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fuel Cells and their Fuels - Clean Power for the 21st Century Satisfactory
EP/L015803/1 University of Oxford Please, Professor CP EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling Good
EP/L015811/1 University of Oxford Chen, Professor G EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Partial Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications Good
EP/L01582X/1 University of Southampton Powrie, Professor W EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Satisfactory
EP/L015838/1 University of Oxford Dixon, Professor DJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthesis for Biology and Medicine Good
EP/L015846/1 University of York Cowling, Professor PI EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence (IGGI) Good
EP/L015854/1 King's College London Sollich, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems Interview
EP/L015862/1 University College London Parkin, Professor IP EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science Satisfactory
EP/L015889/1 University of Cambridge Kaminski, Professor C EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sensor Technologies and Application Interview
EP/L015897/1 University of Oxford Trigoni, Dr N EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS) Good
EP/L015900/1 Imperial College London Vandeperre, Dr LJM EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy: Building UK Civil Nuclear Skills for Global Markets. Satisfactory
EP/L015927/1 University of Liverpool Mottershead, Professor J EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments. Good
EP/L015943/1 University of Cambridge Miller, Professor RJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics Good
EP/L01596X/1 Heriot-Watt University Reid, Professor D EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics Good
EP/L015978/1 University of Cambridge Baumberg, Professor JJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable and Functional Nano Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016028/1 University of Bristol Weaver, Professor PM EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science Satisfactory
EP/L016036/1 University College London Cassar, Professor M EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016044/1 University of Oxford Deane, Professor C EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science Good
EP/L016052/1 University of Oxford Jezzard, Professor P EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Imaging Satisfactory
EP/L016087/1 University of Cambridge Ferrari, Professor AC EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology Satisfactory
EP/L016095/1 University of Cambridge Mair, Professor L EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment Satisfactory
EP/L016117/1 University of Southampton Hall, Professor Dame W EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Web Science Innovation Interview
EP/L016141/1 The University of Manchester Crossley, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks at The University of Manchester Satisfactory
EP/L01615X/1 University of Leeds Jimack, Professor PK EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at Leeds Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016176/1 Newcastle University Olivier, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics Good
EP/L016206/1 University of Leicester Dong, Professor H EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing IMPaCT Satisfactory
EP/L016214/1 University of Exeter Savic, Professor D EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE) Good
EP/L016230/1 Imperial College London Vassilicos, Professor JC EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics across Scales Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016257/1 University of Sheffield Ridgway, Professor K EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Machining Science Interview
EP/L016273/1 University of Sheffield Wynne, Professor BP EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems - Challenges in Future Metals Manufacturing Satisfactory
EP/L016281/1 University of Sheffield Armes, Professor SP EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and Colloids Interview
EP/L01629X/1 University of Sheffield Dwyer-Joyce, Professor R EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Tribology Good
EP/L016303/1 Cranfield University Brennan, Professor FP EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) Good
EP/L01632X/1 Queen Mary, University of London Bryan-Kinns, Dr NJ EPSRC and AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology Satisfactory
EP/L016346/1 University of Birmingham Hannon, Professor MJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy-4-Health) Satisfactory
EP/L016354/1 University of Bath Davidson, Professor MG EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016362/1 University of Nottingham Snape, Professor CE EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016389/1 University of Warwick Kirwan, Professor KE EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (EngD) Good
EP/L016400/1 University of Warwick Jarvis, Professor S EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress Good
EP/L016419/1 University of St Andrews Smith, Professor AD EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis - CRITICAT Interview
EP/L016427/1 University of Edinburgh Sutton, Dr C EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science Good
EP/L016443/1 Cardiff University Hutchings, Professor G EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Catalysis Interview
EP/L01646X/1 University of Nottingham Alexander, Professor C EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Therapeutics & Nanomedicines Satisfactory
EP/L016478/1 University College London Ourselin, Professor S EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging Good
EP/L016494/1 University of Oxford Papachristodoulou, Professor A EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology Good
EP/L016508/1 University of Edinburgh Carbery, Professor A EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematical Analysis and its Applications:Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis & Applications - MIGSAA Good
EP/L016516/1 University of Cambridge Norris, Professor J EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Analysis (Cambridge Centre for Analysis) Satisfactory
EP/L016524/1 Imperial College London Sauer, Professor B EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Controlled Quantum Dynamics Interview
EP/L016540/1 University of Bath Hall, Professor PM EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment Interview
EP/L016559/1 University of Edinburgh Bradley, Professor M EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging - Training the next generation of scientific entrepreneurs in healthcare tech. Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016567/1 University of Cambridge O'Neill, Professor W EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision Interview
EP/L016613/1 Imperial College London Crisan, Professor D EPSRC CENTRE FOR DOCTORAL TRAINING IN THE MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON AND THE UNIVERSITY OF READING Good
EP/L01663X/1 University of York Wilson, Professor H EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Technology of Fusion Energy Good
EP/L016648/1 University of Bristol McMaster, Dr TJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Functional Materials: The BCFN Good
EP/L016656/1 University of Bristol Bull, Professor D EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Communications 2: : Training Tomorrow's Internet Innovators Good
EP/L016680/1 University of Strathclyde Leithead, Professor WE EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016702/1 Imperial College London Kim, Dr JS EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronic Materials Interview
EP/L016710/1 University of Oxford Holmes, Professor C EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Statistical Science: The Oxford-Warwick Statistics Programme. Interview
EP/L016737/1 Imperial College London Schultz, Dr SR EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Neurotechnology for Life and Health Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016753/1 University of Glasgow Harvey, Professor A EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrative Sensing and Measurement Satisfactory
EP/L016788/1 University of Surrey Dorey, Professor RA EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies Satisfactory
EP/L016796/1 Imperial College London Luk, Professor W EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems Satisfactory
EP/L01680X/1 The University of Manchester Withers, Professor P EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials for Demanding Environments Interview
EP/L016818/1 University of Sheffield Hall, Professor PJ EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage and its Applications Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016826/1 Imperial College London Cheeseman, Professor C EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering Good/Satisfactory
EP/L016834/1 Heriot-Watt University Lane, Professor D EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in Edinburgh Good
EP/L016869/1 University of Bath Natarajan, Dr S EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (DBE) Satisfactory