Dr Nicola Symonds

Unit Head


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nC2’s engineering consultants are specialists in materials and surface science, mechanical testing, failure investigation and corrosion control.

We bring expertise, curiosity and a passion for problem solving to every project, working with you to fully understand the issue, then tapping into a wealth of specialist knowledge and facilities to design the right solution.

An independent engineering consultancy with access to additional capabilities across the University of Southampton, we offer fresh thinking and scientific rigour within commercial timeframes.

With our network of leading experts and access to cutting-edge facilities, we’re equipped to conduct a variety of tests and experiments in controlled environments, and provide innovative solutions to propel your R&D forward.

  • We bring expertise and tenacity to every job, solving even the trickiest engineering problems.

  • No engineering problem left unsolved.

Why Choose nC2?

Problem solving powered by science

Professional engineering consultants & material scientists, not students

Access to academic expertise

State-of-the-art equipment

Free initial consultations

Work packages tailored to you

Confidential, detailed reports

High levels of customer satisfaction

What Our Clients Say

  • nC² had the equipment and expertise to deliver the research, and the links at the University to consider more novel methods.

  • They’ve exceeded everything we needed to achieve.

  • I think nC² would be able to answer any conceivable tribology question you could throw at them.

  • Excellent service, well delivered.

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