Chris McDonald, Chief Executive officer
Number of staff: 79
The Materials Processing Institute is an independent technology and innovation centre working with industry, government and academia worldwide. Support ranges from small scale, site based investigations, through to long term collaborative research programmes.
The Institute has expertise in materials, materials processing and energy, specializing in challenging processes, particularly those involving high specification materials, high temperatures and difficult operating conditions.
The Materials Processing Institute has over 70 years’ experience as a leading technology provider. Extensive materials processing knowledge is supported by state-of-the-art facilities with a broad range of equipment, from laboratories through to demonstration, scale-up and production plant. Scientists and engineers work with industry and apply their expertise to develop and implement innovative and robust product and process developments and improvements.
The Institute has expertise spread across a wide range of disciplines, including:
- Materials Characterisation, Research and Development
- Simulation and Design
- Monitoring, Measurement and Control in Hostile Environments
- Process Development and Upscaling
- Specialist Melting and Steel/Alloy Production
- Materials Handling
- Minerals and Ores
Technical, research and project management teams support a wide range of industrial and manufacturing sectors including metals, chemicals, nuclear, oil and gas, energy, aerospace, defence, mining and quarrying.