School of Engineering
Zeiss Global Centre
The Zeiss Global Centre (ZGC) is a strategic collaboration between the School of Engineering at the University of Portsmouth and Carl Zeiss Ltd. It will become an important part of the HEFCE-funded Future Technology Centre in Portsmouth, when construction is completed in September 2017.
The Zeiss Global Centre, Directed by Professor Asa Barber (bio-inspired engineering) and Dr Gianluca Tozzi (healthcare applications), will undertake research into the structural competence of biological structures, biomaterials and bio-inspired engineering materials, through advanced X-ray microscopy.
The ZGC supports the work of research groups in the School of Engineering, including the Advanced Polymer and Composites Research Group and the newly-formed Bioneer Research Group as well as groups in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
The centre is equipped with the latest x-ray imaging and in-situ mechanical testing technology, as well as high-performance computing facilities and dedicated, licensed software for accurate post-processing and analysis of images. The centre also offers excellent training and consultancy opportunities for academic and industrial collaborators.
Additional Zeiss facilities extend to Confocal Microscopy equipment in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and Scanning Electron Microscopy equipment in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.