Research & Technical

Facilities include:

  • Over £7m  new chemistry facilities through our Collaborative Technology Access Programme, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Cyber-security laboratories and training suites and equipped with computing facilities
  • Dilution refrigerators for the lowest temperature testing in the world
  • High-resolution mass spectroscopy for environmental chemistry
  • Glasshouse spaces and controlled environment plant growth rooms
  • Additive manufacturing facility used from concept product development through to full manufacturing lifecycle management
  • New £4m class 100 and class 1000 clean rooms equipped with devices for electron-beam, lithography machine, photolithography, plasma processing, thin-film deposition, scanning electron and probe microscopy
  • €1m wireless broadband laboratory donated by Aeroflex Limited, state-of-the-art suite of test equipment to design, test and verify different protocols and algorithms for LTE-Advanced 4G wireless devices and systems
  • Electronics workshop and additive manufacturing facility, accessible as a technology demonstrator, learning resource and operational prototyping and manufacturing facility
  • Computer-aided engineering and analysis software, used from concept product development through to full manufacturing lifecycle management