Dr Nicola Symonds

Unit Head


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nC² Engineering Consultancy is a group of experts in material science, mechanical engineering and tribology. We are dedicated to providing consultancy services to industry to support the engineering of safer and more efficient products through reliable testing, scientific examination and expert opinion.

Set up in 2015 at the University of Southampton, the team specialises in delivering expert advice to clients when choosing coatings, polymers and metal alloys for harsh environments. We are also nationally recognised for our expertise in investigating component failures in which we provide the knowledge to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Our vision is to be the world's leading supplier of scientific advice to industry.

Why use us?


State-of-the-art research facilities

Free initial consultations

No education agenda

Consultants – not students

Confidential, detailed reports

Access to academic experts