The host institutions have invested extensively in world-class equipment and facilities to provide an outstanding research environment. Our laboratories are equipped to a high standard, with specialist facilities for each area of research.


Henry Royce Centre

The Henry Royce Centre is the UK National Centre for research and innovation in Advanced Materials comprising state of the art equipment and facilities in advanced manufacturing, materials testing and characterisation. The hub is based at the University of Manchester with spokes at the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London as well as the UKAEA and NNL.The Advanced Metals Processing research area will be led by the University of Sheffield in partnership with the University of Manchester.

Research Centres and Facilities at the University of Sheffield

You can take a virtual tour of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering here.

Research Centres and Facilities at the University of Manchester

Titan Titan Transmission Electron Microscope