If you want to use one of these facilities, visit their dedicated web pages to get in touch with the right person.

Building Research Park

Our Building Research Park is an open-to-the-elements facility offering a platform for researchers and construction professionals from across the world to develop and explore innovative building materials and constructive systems.

Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research

Our Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research includes a state-of-the-art chassis dynamometer, which forms the hub of our vehicle research activities. The facility incorporates industry standard equipment operated according to robust experimental procedures.

Material and Chemical Characterisation Facility (MC²)

Our material and chemical characterisation facility combines cutting-edge analytical equipment with extensive in-house expertise to provide a comprehensive chemical characterisation service for the commercial sector. Available techniques include mass spectrometry, bio-imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.

Milner Genomics Centre

Our Milner Genomics Centre provides genome sequencing and analysis for evolution research. We offer rapid and competitively priced genome sequencing, assembly and databasing/analysis, both collaboratively and as a service.

Nanofabrication Facility

Our Nanofabrication Facility comprises a range of equipment for the fabrication of solid-state devices within a suite of cleanrooms of ISO Class 6. Photo- and nano-lithography is combined with etching and deposition to create devices such as Hall sensors or light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre

At our Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC), we conduct research that is systems-based on all aspects of automotive powertrain engineering.

Advanced transmission research facility

This test facility enables performance evaluation studies to be undertaken on a wide range of transmissions, including manual, automatic, auto-shift manual, and continuously/infinitely variable transmissions (CVTs/IVTs).

Control, simulation and rapid prototyping of engine/powertrain models

Researchers within the PVRC are experienced in the development of engine/powertrain models within the MATLAB/Simulink™ modelling environment and have access to a range of toolboxes.

Dynamic engine research cells

Our flexible AC dynamometer facility conducts engine testing over realistic cycles. State-of-the-art control and data acquisition systems allow integrated control over engine, rig, and fuel injection system.

Emissions measurement facility

Our suite of three dynamic engine test cells is served by a central emissions measurement capability. Fast response instruments complement the industry standard tools.