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Professor Nicola Symonds

Professor Nicola Symonds

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Professor Nicola Symonds, Director and Principal Consultant, has led nC2 since its inception in 2015, developing it into a thriving consultancy with a highly respected team. She is known internationally for her expertise in the field of failure investigation and has extensive experience of testing and analysis across a range of industries and tribological specialisms.

Nicola graduated from the University of Southampton in 1996 with a degree in aeronautics and astronautics, staying on to complete a PhD in tribology.

She is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and is one of the UK’s few female Chartered Engineers.

About nC2 Engineering Consultancy

We are a team within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) at the University of Southampton. We have been providing consultancy services for customers seeking solutions in the fields of tribology, surface science and materials engineering since Oct 2015.

As a Consultancy Unit within the University of Southampton, our core staff of professional engineers harness state-of-the-art test and analysis facilities. We have the agility and expertise to design each project individually to meet your requirements drawing upon internationally recognised academic experts as needed.

We can simulate abrasive, corrosive or erosive environments. We provide high quality material analysis, failure examinations, characterisation and applied research projects for a variety of industrial sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, transport, sport and medical.