University of Nottingham

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Our Mission



Our Aim:

To support the awareness, application and advancement of surface and interface science.

Our Objectives:

  • Use our world leading expertise in surface analytics to develop the best solutions to commercial and industrial problems.
  • Develop awareness of our surface and interfacial science capabilities, and drive commercial engagement.
  • Enable both University of Nottingham materials characterisation services to be co-ordinated through a single contact point.
  • Develop further ground breaking research between the University of Nottingham and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).
  • Work with new collaborators to advance our track record of achievements in scientific publication and grant success.


Right: Opening access to our world leading experts and facilities to develop commercial, industrial and academic success.

Understanding surface and interface science. Making our expertise count. 



Interface and Surface Analysis Centre (ISAC)