Institute of Structural Materials (ISM)
The Institute of Structural Materials (ISM) houses a mix of academic research and commercial activities.
Major ISM research sponsors include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, TWI and Timet, with funds geared by a number of EPSRC, TSB and EU initiatives.
One of the prominent research groups operating within the ISM is the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Materials, supporting 12 post-doctoral research staff and approximately 40 postgraduate students.
The substantial mechanical test laboratories within the ISM building will be managed by Swansea Materials Research & Testing Ltd (SMaRT).
SMaRT is an exemplar of the academia-industry knowledge transfer model at the heart of the Bay development.
ISM is funded by the Welsh Government