About the CDT

The CDT-ISM is run jointly by Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, both powerhouses in the realm of sensor research. With active sensors-related research collaborations with over 160 companies they provide a unique research excellence, expertise and depth.

The CDT draws on this expertise to provide high-quality cohort-based training in sensing across physics, engineering (Edinburgh and Glasgow) and chemistry (Edinburgh and Glasgow), and into a myriad of sensing applications, while ensuring PhD supervision by well-resourced internationally leading academics.

Students have access to world-leading microfabrications facilities in the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre and the SMC, rapid prototyping facilities in the FabLab+, and world-class research facilities in the School of Chemistry at Edinburgh.


The CDT-ISM values and welcomes diversity in all of its activities and training. Please see our Equality and Diversity Statement for further details.