Materials Innovation Centre (MatIC)

TWI Materials Innovation Centre (MatIC) is a long-term strategic partnership between TWI and The University of Leicester, one of the world’s top universities, which focuses on materials characterization, materials modelling and novel materials development.

This collaboration between The Welding Institute (TWI) and the University of Leicester provides great opportunity to be at the interface between industry and academia. The Centre will bring together the expertise of the two organisations and will focus on the fundamental understanding of metallic materials, both theoretical and experimental, and how the properties and performance are related to processing-dependent microstructure.


Core areas:

  • Materials performance in simulated service conditions
  • Physical metallurgy of welding and other fusion-based processes
  • Materials characterisation and analysis
  • Failure mechanism of weldments and other components made by fusion-based processes
  • Computational mechanics
  • Materials modelling
  • Thermal and cold spray coatings
  • Thin films and metal matrix systems
  • Electrochemistry and Corrosion


For further information please contact:

Dr Shiladitya Paul
Director for UoL/TWI Materials Innovation Centre (MatIC)
Department of Engineering
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH


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Contact Details

College of Science and Engineering
Physics Building
University of Leicester 
Tel: 0116 252 3497