Research centres and institutes

Laser Processing Research Centre (LPRC)

The Laser Processing Research Centre is a recognised centre of excellence in academic laser materials processing research. 

Modelling and Simulation Centre

Our activities in solid mechanics and materials have seen great developments both in terms of volume of activity and in scientific advances. 

Tyndall Manchester

Established in 2000 with funding from the UK Research Councils, The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research was founded to undertake interdisciplinary research. 

Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre

The Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre was set up to formalise the working relationship between Rolls-Royce and The University of Manchester and to establish a source of knowledge and research capability in designated fields of study.

Dalton Nuclear Institute

The Dalton Nuclear Institute at The University of Manchester was launched in 2005 and has established the most advanced academic nuclear research capability in the UK. Through academic and industrial interdisciplinary collaboration, the Institute plays a key role in providing the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a low-carbon future through nuclear energy.

Centre for Nuclear Energy Technology (C-NET)

The Centre for Nuclear Energy Technology (C-NET) was established in 2009 as a joint investment between The University of Manchester and the former North West Development Agency. It serves as a centre of excellence for the nuclear energy sector in the North West and makes a valuable contribution to the nuclear skills base within the region and beyond.

Industry 4.0

The Industry 4.0 research project combines a number of engineering sectors, including advanced manufacturing, cyber security, cloud platforms and additive manufacturing, aiming to aid the 4th industrial revolution.

Industry 4.0 intends to create fully automated manufacturing, with machines simultaneously and continually uploading data onto a cloud platform. This allows for complex, individual designs to be manufactured as easily as things are currently mass manufactured. In order for this to be achieved, a number of sectors need to be combined, to give the required manufacturing capabilities as well as the required technological capabilities. This cloud based system can not only be used for factories, but could also have a role in the business world, as well as in healthcare. 

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