The University of Southampton
nC2 An Enterprise Consultancy Unit


nC² provides high-quality material analysis, failure examinations and characterisation for the industrial sector including sports, oil and gas, manufacturing, transport, and medical.

We use state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to simulate abrasive, sliding, corrosive or erosive environments. But what sets nC² apart is the ability of our world-leading research staff to interpret findings, providing the link between testing results and solutions .

nC² work directly for clients on a consultancy basis, but can also provide 3-6 month applied research projects.

Contact us today for an informal discussion: call Nicola Symonds on +44 (0)7917265160 or email:



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    Summer Interns 2017

    We have recently welcomed two students from the University of Brest...

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    Understanding Failure

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    Girl guides earn their engineering badge

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