Royce Student Summit 2022

13-15th September 2022 | Royce Hub Building, Manchester, M13 9PL

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The Royce Student Summit is back!

We’re so excited for you to join us once again at our landmark summit for UK doctoral students working in materials science disciplines. 

The Royce Student Summit presents the opportunity for the UK Materials PhD and EngD community to come together to share ideas, network and learn more about transitioning from doctoral study to the next steps on the career ladder.   

This year, we are delighted to host the summit at the recently opened Royce Hub Building at The University of Manchester on the 13th and 14th September 2022. Where possible, we will stream and record talks, and offer virtual attendance to the workshops.


The Royce Student Summit 2022 will explore the topic of Materials for the Energy Transition.

The focus of the summit will explore the materials research required to enable the transition away from fossil fuels to a net-zero energy world, including wind turbines, advanced photovoltaics, electrochemical storage, nuclear power, and the requirements for green hydrogen generation, storage and use.

Find out more about Royce roadmapping and research for our challenge area Materials for Energy Transition




The programme will include invited speakers from academia and industry, but we want the focus to be on student talks that present their ongoing research in the field. We therefore welcome applications of interest from students wanting to delivering a short 15-minute presentation during the event. Royce will provide accommodation and reimburse travel for any accepted student presentations. All participants are also invited to submit a virtual poster ahead of the summit to be displayed on the Royce website.

Further to the talks, networking opportunities will allow participants to meet peers from across the materials science community during breaks and lunch. A series of workshops will encourage discussion of the summit theme in more detail and offer advice on career development in academia, industry or beyond.

Registration is now open

Registrations for the Royce Student Summit can be made on Eventbrite:


Event details:

Royce Student Summit 2022 

Dates: 13th-14th September 2022 

Location: Henry Royce Institute Hub Building, Manchester. M13 9PL and online.  


For further details about this event, please contact