About the Steel & Metals Institute

The Steel and Metals Institute is based at Swansea University’s Singleton Campus. We are an open access centre delivering innovation through partnerships. Our mission is to create a 21st century steel and metals industry, building strong links between academia and industrial partners and facilitating collaborative relationships between our members.

We have a wide range of equipment including materials characterisation, testing and process simulation facilities. We can provide bespoke packages, and a more comprehensive service through membership of the Institute.

As a University-led Institute we can access funding for science and innovation research, as well as providing access to a vast range of expertise via our academic colleagues. In addition, we can support industry-led applications to various funding bodies.

We are focused on identifying solutions to industry challenges including product and process optimisation, through a collaborative cluster of enhanced research capability. Partnering with industry, we aim to enhance knowledge exchange, ensuring acceleration of impact for our members. By taking a leadership role in the steel and metals network, we will provide opportunities and facilities for collaborative enterprise.

Opened in February 2018, we are beginning our ambitious journey to become a global leader in steel and metals innovation. Watch the video below to see our progress in setting up our facilities.

How We Are Funded

The Steel and Metals Institute was established after a donation of equipment from Tata Steel UK when the research and development activities were reorganised. This equipment has been relocated to the Singleton Campus at Swansea University.

The Welsh Government provided funding to facilitate this move and provide a suitably refurbished laboratory facility for the Institute in an academic environment.

Contact Us


Steel and Metals Institute
Room 42 Talbot Building
Singleton Campus
Swansea University
United Kingdom