Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Research

National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology (NCCAT)

The National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology (NCCAT) will focus on the development of future low emission aerospace combustion systems that will reduce the environmental impact of aircraft. Rolls-Royce will be a lead partner in the project, building on the existing relationship between Loughborough University and Rolls-Royce.

The Centre will allow industrial problem-owners to visit and work closely with academic researchers to ensure that new technologies are translated from theory to practice as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

It will also become a training ground for current and future aerospace engineers in a critical skill area for the UK.

The Centre will include new laboratory and office space, which will sit alongside the existing Unsteady Fluid Mechanics Laboratory – part of the Loughborough-based Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) – on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park. The facilities will be available to a range of users from a variety of industrial sectors.

Please direct enquiries to Emma Callaghan, Business Manager: 01509 227227 E.L.Callaghan@lboro.ac.uk