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Brunel Innovation Centre

Brunel Innovation Centre


Brunel Innovation Centre


Brunel University London’s Brunel Innovation Centre (BIC), established in 2009. 

BIC is a world-class research and technology centre that sits between knowledge base and industry, offering high quality research in an innovative environment focused on non-destructive testing (NDT), condition and structural health monitoring, power ultrasonics, and allied technologies covering a range of materials, sensors, electronics and software systems. BIC supports partners in industry to transfer academic research into industrial applications 

The centre pursues initiatives that span national and international platforms including Innovate UK, EPSRC and the European Commission, and has built up a strong portfolio of projects in line with its multinational, interdisciplinary vision. 



  • Encourage the research and technology facility’s continued growth 

  • Undertake joint research programmes

  • Secure research funding from external sponsors

Core areas

  • State-of-the-art power ultrasonic systems for inspection and cleaning

  • Smart non-destructive testing

  • Condition and structural health monitoring

  • Advanced signal and image processing algorithms including machine learning 

  • Numerical modelling and fluid-structure interaction

  • Novel and robust sensing for harsh environments (e.g high temp transducers up to 600°C) 

  • Digital twin technology

  • Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics

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