Due to the ongoing uncertainty with regards to Covid-19 we are following Swansea University policy and the M2A team are currently working from home. The M2A remains open and can be contacted via the usual phone number, email and social media channels. If you have applied for one of our projects the interview schedule may be affected. We will contact applicants in due course with further information.

Who. What. Where. Why.

The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) is a Swansea University initiative which provides industry led postgraduate research training in the areas of advanced materials and manufacturing. Fully funded by WEFO, EPSRC and industry, M2A is able to offer 24 EngD places and 8 MSc research places per year along with part-time PhD and masters.

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The M2A currently has two technical streams; functional coatings provided by the EPSRC COATED2 CDT and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing.



The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrial Functional Coatings, COATED2, provides exciting research opportunities to develop and upscale advanced coatings for energy generation, storage and release. There is also considerable focus on the durability of such materials with regards to environmental degradation and corrosion.


Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

This technical stream provides expert technical knowledge in all areas of Materials and Manufacturing. Current projects areas encompass research topics as varied as advanced steel metallurgy, composite manufacture and modelling of advanced speed boat hulls.