National Physical Laboratory

NPL is the UK’s National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available.

For more than a century NPL has developed and maintained the nation’s primary measurement standards.

These standards underpin the National Measurement System infrastructure of traceability throughout the UK and the world that ensures accuracy and consistency of measurement. NPL ensures that cutting-edge measurement science and technology have a positive impact in the real world. NPL delivers world-leading measurement solutions that are critical to commercial research and development, and support business success across the UK and the globe.

Good measurement improves productivity and quality; it underpins consumer confidence and trade and is vital to innovation. We undertake research and share our expertise with government, business and society to help enhance economic performance and the quality of life. NPL’s measurements help to save lives, protect the environment, enable citizens to feel safe and secure, as well as supporting international trade and companies to innovation. Support in areas such as the development of advanced medical treatments and environmental monitoring helps secure a better quality of life for all.

NPL employs over 500 scientists, based in south-west London. Our laboratory is a 36,000 square-metre purpose-built measurement building with 388 of the world’s most extensive and sophisticated measurement science laboratories.

Research Areas / Subjects of Interest:

Acoustics; Advanced Materials; Biotechnology; Chemical Metrology; Composites, Adhesives and Polymeric Materials; Dimensional; Earth Observation & Climate; Magnetic Materials and Sensors Electrochemistry; Electromagnetics; Electronics Interconnection; Engineered Materials; Environmental Measurement; Mass & Force; Mathematics, Modelling & Simulation; Neutron Metrology; Optical Radiation & Photonics; Quantum Detection; Radioactivity; Radiation Dosimetry; Surface & Nanoanalysis.

Contact:

Please contact Sasha Niroumand for more information.


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