Interface Analysis Centre

The Interface Analysis Centre (IAC) is based in the School of Physics at the University of Bristol and is affiliated to the South West Nuclear Hub.

The group is a cutting-edge multidisciplinary research hub and works on a range of materials science based problems focused on real-world problem-driven applications. As a group, it is fortunate to host a wide array of analytical equipment that is attractive to both academia and industry, with the group possessing a large number of external collaborators.

The range of advanced materials science analysis techniques include:

  • Spectroscopy/Spectrometry
  • Microscopy
  • X-Ray Tomography
  • Thin-Film Sputter Deposition
  • Surface Area Analysis
  • High-Speed Atomic Force Microscope

Group Website

More information about the group and its research can be found here:

Materials Analysis Portal

The IAC is also home to the Materials Analysis Portal, a single point of contact for companies wishing to access cutting-edge materials research and analytical resources, as well as access to experts and equipment.

More information on the facilities and and resources available can be found here:



Commercial Manager - Dr Keith Hallam

Group Director - Professor Tom Scott