Dr Nicola Symonds

Unit Head


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nC² Engineering is a group of experts in material science, mechanical engineering and tribology, who are dedicated to providing consultancy services to industry.

Set up five years ago at the University of Southampton, the team specialises in delivering expert advice to clients when choosing coatings, polymers and metal alloys for harsh environments. They are also nationally recognised for their expertise in investigating component failures, providing the knowledge to prevent the reoccurrence of failures.

  • 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