Institute of Structural Materials

The Institute of Structural Materials building on the Bay Campus forms part of the College of Engineering and will house a mix of academic research and commercial activities.

Major Institute of Structural Materials 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 post graduate students.

The substantial mechanical test laboratories within the Institute of Structural Materials 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 development.

Key facts

  • 3,200 sqm building.
  • BREEAM Excellent rating. BREEAM is the world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
  • Swansea Materials Research and Testing (SMaRT) Ltd. facility.
  • Accredited laboratory for testing of Structural Materials.
  • Postgraduate Materials Research Centre.
  • Building funded by Welsh Government.