Housing a mix of academic research and commercial activities
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.