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Materials Engineering Centre (MEC)

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Materials Engineering Centre (MEC)
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Our planned Materials Engineering Centre (MEC) will create more research space for applications-driven, “engineering scale” research into multi-materials and hybrid structures. This will open up new collaborative opportunities with our business partners, bringing benefits to the local economy.

The MEC will be a key facility for the Global Research Priority in Materials and will contribute to the Energy, Innovative Manufacturing and Sustainable Cities priorities. It will support our Research Technology Platforms objective to provide a significant increase in research infrastructure.

The facility will include a double height 850m2 engineering hall plus laboratories, workshops, staff and teaching space totalling 1,200m2 on three floors. The largest proportion of the funding for this £10m+ project is from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

This building will be based in the Academic Square area of campus, alongside the IIPSI, IINM and NAIC facilities.

  • Will host cutting-edge materials research
  • Equipped with advanced moulding equipment and robots
  • Features a double height 850m2 engineering hall
  • A building for research, teaching, industry training and events