University of Leicester

The University of Leicester (ULEIC) is in the top 200 universities worldwide. Its strategy is marked by a belief in the synergy of research and teaching. With over 23,000 students and 3,800 staff, including over 1,200 active researchers, we believe a university should empower, inspire and innovate. 

The University of Leicester’s School of Engineering has an international reputation for materials, energy, environment, electrochemistry, corrosion and surface science research involving industrial applications. The University’s dedicated Centre for analysis and characterization has state-of-the-art facilities for synthesis  and characterization, including XPS and an advanced microscopy centre with new facilities in SEM and TEM as well as scanning probe techniques, AFM, STM, 3D optical profiling, FT-IR spectroscopy and holographic microscopy. The materials group in the School of Engineering focusses on research and development in new materials, coatings, electrochemistry, analysis and energy conversion methods.

The University, in collaboration with TWI has established a Joint ULEIC-TWI Materials Innovation Centre (MatIC). This development is based on various collaborations that have been carried out between TWI and ULEIC over the last 10 years, through PhD, CDT, UK TSB/Innovate UK, and EC FP7 and H2020 projects. The MatIC Centre has created a shared research and technology capability specialising in small and full-scale testing in simulated environments. The facilities include coatings facility, electrochemical capability, and other materials characterisation equipment.


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