Research facilities

Our world-class facilities are available to businesses and organisations across the globe.

To support our world-leading research, we invest millions to develop the latest facilities and the experts who run them. A lot of our equipment is available for hire or on a consultancy basis, at very competitive rates. Expert support and training can be provided to ensure you get the most out of your booking.

Our facilities range from environmental characterisation labs, performance engineering, biotechnology services, high performance computing and brain imaging through to gas turbine combustors, rigs, lightning laboratories and almost everything in-between.

Our key facilities include:

The ARCCA Machine Room

Advanced research computing

Advanced Research Computing at Cardiff (ARCCA) provides leading-edge hardware and software to help tackle the global research challenges of our time.

XPS surface analysis facility

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) analysis

Our spectrometer combines next generation technologies to provide quantitative, real time parallel imaging with the highest resolution spectroscopy in all analysis areas.

MEG scanner

Brain scanners

Our technology includes structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, electro- and magneto-encephalography, and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

The Morgan-Botti Lightning Laboratory

Lightning laboratory

We have some of the best facilities worldwide for lightning research and testing, supported by a highly experienced staff team.

BD FACSAria III cell sorter

Central Biotechnology Services (CBS)

We can enable you to conduct your life sciences and biotechnology research in the laboratories of our technology facility.

Gas Turbine Research Centre

Gas turbine testing

We have some of the only gas turbine testing facilities in the world, with features that make them unique.

A member of staff using the equipment

Wales Gene Park Genomic Facility

Harnessing genetics to advance research, healthcare, education and innovation.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the Research facilities team:

Research facilities