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Over £13 million has been recently invested in enhancing our resources with new and upgraded facilities.

All of the laboratories are staffed by skilled and experienced technical personnel and guided by academic members of staff.

Major laboratories

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.

Additive Layer Manuf lab

Additive manufacturing laboratories

The Additive Manufacturing Laboratories at the School of Engineering have a recognised established track record of additive manufacturing research and development in metal sintering and polymers since the mid 1990’s.

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.

Structural Performance lab

Structural performance laboratory

Cardiff University benefits from cutting edge manufacturing and structural analysis facilities to conduct in-depth testing and diagnostics across all fields of engineering.

Hydroenvironmental engineering

Hydroenvironmental research centre

The Hydro-environmental Research Centre researches the development and application of computer models for investigating flow, water quality, sediment and contaminant transport processes, in coastal waters, estuaries and river basins.

Monitoring movement at the facility

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Facility

We provide an integrated, state-of-the-art centre for musculoskeletal biomechanics and bioengineering research.

Building information modelling and virtual reality laboratory

This facility is used for BIM based integrated/collaborative design and large scale optimisation/decision making for water, energy and infrastructure management.

AI and Robotics laboratories

The Cardiff Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS) is a world-class research environment that facilitates innovative, cutting-edge research

Renishaw metrology laboratory

This facility provides state of the art measurement systems for teaching and research activities

Microfluidics lab

Applied microfluidics laboratory

The laboratory has been adept at constructing custom design instrumentation set-ups for specific scientific applications, ranging from hybrid microdevice integration to bespoke micro-instruments for cellular encapsulation.

Compound Semiconductor Quantum Photonics Lab

Compound Semiconductor Quantum Photonics Lab

Our facilities are used for research on quantum light sources, two-dimensional semiconductors and photonic nanostructures.

Power Electronic Lab

Provides for modern practical experimentation and computer aided design (CAD).

Other laboratories

We have laboratories and facilities cover:

  • Nano-technology with integrated clean room facilities
  • High frequency
  • Digital signal processing
  • High voltage
  • Bulk material and micro/nano scale characterisation
  • Motion analysis
  • Centrifuge
  • Combustion
  • Acoustic emissions
  • Digital image correlation and heavy structures
  • Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Circular Hybrid Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Digital Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory
  • Condition Monitoring Laboratory
  • School of Engineering Workshop


To find out more about our facilities and their availability, please get in touch.