National Research Centre for Structural Integrity

The National Structural Integrity Research Centre

The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) founded by Brunel University London, was built to support economic growth by carrying out application-led research programmes with TWI and industry partners. It houses more than 100 postgraduate taught and research students and more than 50 staff and provides the most up-to-date facilities for engineering and materials research in the UK. NSIRC's world-class engineers lead the development of new products in industries ranging from oil and gas and energy generation to aerospace, road transport and medical devices. This includes risk-based management, engineering critical assessment, non-destructive testing, structural health and condition monitoring, and health management for use in industrial applications.


Brunel’s lead co-partner for the new Centre, based in Cambridge, is the technology engineering research and consultancy organisation TWI Ltd. Other partners include major companies from the rail, marine, aerospace and energy sectors as well as University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Manchester and a number of other academic partners.

NRCSI Lead Researchers

  • Prof Rade Vignjevic
  • Dr James Campbell
  • Dr Tom De Vuyst
  • Dr Kevin Hughes
  • Dr Nenad Djordjevic

Specific research areas

The scheme will deliver a total of more than £1 billion of new funding for research from the Government, industry and charities.

Need an expert?

Please get in touch for more information and ways of collaborating with our expert scientists by emailing Averil Horton

Find out more about postgraduate research programmes at National Structural Integrity Research Centre by contacting us at: NSIRC, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL. Tel: +44 (0)1223 899000.

For information about joining Structural Integrity Research Foundation as an industrial sponsor contact:
TWI, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL. Tel: +44 (0)1223 899000.

Page last updated: Tuesday 03 November 2015