IMPACT (Bay Campus)
The Research Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies – IMPACT - will deliver a high impact, transformative research environment for conducting world leading science and technology development and delivery in a highly multidisciplinary environment driven by intensive collaboration between industry and academia exploiting synergies between the research clusters.
IMPACT will be a semi-autonomous Research Institute, with strategic research objectives determined by a scientific board and advised on by academic and industrial stakeholders. It will enable a step change in research and innovation in the College’s already outstanding Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies research groups.
Its research programme will be delivered through an internationally competitive team of 65+ in-house academic researchers and 70+ additional researchers working in high-quality research infrastructure facilities. The distinct research infrastructure and ethos of IMPACT will ensure that its research brings together skills from across the world leading expertise base of the College of Engineering, to create multi-disciplinary teams that are able to attract significant additional funding to carry out frontiers research.
The Aim of the Operation is to develop a state of the art, semi-autonomous Research Institute in the “Grand Challenge” priority area of Advanced Engineering and Materials to add to the current capacities and capabilities.