Dr Nicola Symonds

Unit Head


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Our core team of consultants are industry-focused professionals with expertise in materials and surface science, including corrosion, erosion, failure investigation, friction and wear, and materials characterisation.

When needed we can also bring on board leading experts in a range of areas, such as advanced modelling, human factors, imaging and chemical analysis techniques. So whatever your issue, we can find the right know-how and facilities to address it.

Explore below to find out more about the nC2 team and our network of associates. For more details about how we work with customers and the types of packages we offer, visit Our Approach.

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The nC2 Team

Additional Expertise

  • Dr Mark Light

    XRD specialist, Head of the Materials X-ray Diffraction Facility

  • Dr Terry Harvey

    Friction and wear testing expert, national Centre for Advanced Tribology Southampton

  • Dr Richard Cook

    Nanomechanics and nanotribology specialist, national Centre for Advanced Tribology Southampton