Projects within LIV.DAT involve collaboration with industry partners and research centres where students will spend considerable time to benchmark results from their simulation work in experiments, get hands-on experience using advanced scientific equipment and benefit from HPC platforms.

In addition, secondments have been arranged with external partners and are an integral part of the training. All students are required to do a secondment with an industrial partner on one or more of the themes of the CDT. This work should be outside the core activities of each PhD project to broaden the student’s skills. The secondments are an excellent opportunity for students to apply their bespoke LIV.DAT training to the real world, while also gaining knowledge and experience of working outside of academia.

A number of students have already completed their secondment and we have selected a few of them here to showcase accounts of their experience. Click on a logo to find out more:


Chanua Ltd.

Exgence Ltd.


IBM Research