The UK National Ion Beam Centre

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

The Statment of Needs (SoN) is a form that we are asked by EPSRC to prepare with the input from our user community. We need to ensure that we are providing the facilities that you as users require. We also need to be sure that we are not failing to provide something that you would like to see and/or might require in the future that you feel we are not doing currently.
On the 14th October we will present what facilities currently exist with in the UKNIBC as well as planned upgrades to the facilities over the next few years. The presentations are already availabel on our website from the User Day we held earlier this summer. We will update these with our future plans on the 14th and answer and questions you might have.
We are keen to capture comments on these and to recieve any comments on the statement of needs itself. The sections of which are presented here along with any comments you make.
Please add you voice - even if it is only to say you agree with what is said - by looking and commenting on the statement of needs pages.
Thanks for your help with this.

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 video posters are still open for those registered to make comments. It is still possible to add a poster and to register - just follow the instructions.
We are in the process of evaluating the contributions for the best student poster Prizes and will show these on the site very soon.
The "live" presentations from the afternoon (2pm-4pm) and the posters will be available for comment for 2-3 months after the event.
We are still looking for feedback both from the event and about the facilities we offer - please feel free to leave comments on the site.


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