The UK National Ion Beam Centre

Hybrid User Day (September 2nd 2021 - 10am-4:30pm)

The next UKNIBC User Day is scheduled for 2nd Spetember 2021. In view of the on going COVID pandemic we will be holding this as a "hybrid" event, with both virtual and in-person presentations. Lunch will be provded for those atending in person and numbers will be limited to ensure a COVID safe meeting.
Details on how to join in and register for the event are available in our News Section here.

Statement of Needs Live Event (October 14th 2020 - 2pm-4pm)

The Statment of Needs (SoN) was submitted sucessfully to EPSRC and it has been accepted that there is a need for a UK Ion Beam Centre. We are expecting that there will be a call for such a centre in or around November 2021. Thanks to all those who provided support for the SoN.

Virtual User Day (July 9th 2020 - 2pm-4pm)

Thanks to all those who attended and made a contribution to our "Virtual User Day." Please follow this link for more information.


The EPSRC UK National Ion Beam Centre (UKNIBC) provides a single point of access for the UK research community to world-leading ion beam modification and analysis infrastructure and expertise.

It is a collaborative delivery partnership between facilities at the University of Huddersfield, The University of Manchester and the University of Surrey.

The UKNIBC is also part of the EU project RADIATE

More details of the Laboratories and their individual facilities can be found below:


We guide the research agenda, support research excellence and drive technology development and capability, upholding the UK's position at the forefront of the global research community.

EPSRC funded students, post-doctoral researchers and academic researchers have clear, fair and transparent access to the UK's multi-site network of ion beam modification and analysis capability, including pre and post processing facilities, simulation, modelling and analysis tools and complementary technical capability.


Professor Roger Webb
Tel: +44(0) 1483 689830