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Surfaces, Microstructure and Fracture Group


The group has a very good working relationship with a variety of industrial partners.  From the point of view of the group, our associations with industry are very important as they allow us to see the real world applications of our research and help us to focus our efforts to areas where they can have the most impact.

Our collaborators in industry benefit from our ability to be able to take a more fundamental scientific approach to solving problems, something that is often not possible within the structure of a commercial organisation. Additionally, many of the techniques and facilities available are unlike those found in an industrial R&D setting.

The section of the website aims to give a brief overview of how we work with industry, the benefits that such an interaction can have, and how your company might get involved.