Welcome to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Particulate Products and Processes (CDT CP3)

Based in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds, CP3 is the UK’s largest and most prolific complex particulates research centre.

As particles, or droplets, form part of every substance the UK manufactures, our work touches almost every aspect of modern life. From healthcare and pharmaceuticals to agrochemicals and paint products, it is our remit to make lives safer, healthier, more sustainable and more efficient. We are excited to be training the world’s next generation of particle scientists and engineers and to be driving forward this £200bn industry.


Recruiting for September 2018 start – We are excited to offer successful applicants a 4 year, fully-funded PhD programme with integral support from industry and excellent employment opportunities. Coming from a range of academic disciplines, our PhD students have access to global exchange programmes and benefit from enhancing their research techniques before embarking on their career in industry or academia.

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CP3 works in close partnership with industry, helping us to bring product and process design out of the lab and apply our knowledge in the real world. Industrial collaboration gives our industry partners the opportunity to shape and develop our research expertise, helping to enrich their recruitment talent pool. More importantly, they benefit from the opportunity to work at the research frontier, gaining competitive and commercial advantage from the latest technology and research findings.

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