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.

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