New projects added for October 2018 start! Find out more
"Plastic electronics" is a rapidly advancing research field encompassing the design, synthesis, characterisation and modelling of printable and flexible electronic materials and devices. This includes low energy organic LEDs for diplays and lighting, new types of solar cell, wearable electronics and bio-electronics, optoelectronics, and frontier research areas such as spintronics, ferroics and molecular magnetism.
Plastic Electronics CDT
- Launched in 2009
- over £11 million funding to date
- unique multidisciplinary course: molecular physics & optoelectronic processes; polymer chemistry; macromolecular materials science; device physics.
- 100 MRes and 90 PhD students so far
- Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering
- 3 universities: Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London, and Oxford University
Luis, Cohort 7 Student
"Being part of the MRes in Plastic Electronics has definitely been an excellent choice. The contents of the course couldn't be better in terms of preparation for my PhD. Lecturers are world class scientists in their respective fields, and having such a network of contacts is priceless. Besides, spending a year with my cohort also gave me the chance to make lots of very good friends from many different backgrounds. Cohort activities such as trips are truly unforgettable!"
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The CDT Programme
The Plastic Electronics CDT is a 4 year programme, comprising 1 year MRes plus 3 years PhD. The MRes course can be taken as a stand-alone course.
We are accepting applications for CDT (MRes+PhD) and MRes courses to start in October 2018! Find out about the available projects.
Centre for Plastic Electronics
The Plastic Electronics CDT is part of the Centre for Plastic Electronics at Imperial College. The Centre is a group of around 25 research groups, working on printable and flexible electronics materials and devices.