Dr Nicola Symonds

Unit Head


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As a university-based consultancy, we offer the best of both worlds – the independence and industry focus to respond rapidly to your requirements, and access to a broad range of expertise to complement our core team’s extensive knowledge and experience.

By drawing on this network we can find the right know-how and facilities for your project, bring highly specialist thinking to your engineering problems, and manage even the most complex, multi-faceted projects from start to finish.


Explore Our Network

  • 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

  • Being able to call on experts from across the University means we can bring the latest thinking in highly specialised areas to our clients' projects.

    Professor Nicola Symonds, Director of nC²