Fixed term Technology Transfer Fellow

Swansea University - Engineering


Applicants are invited for the position of Technology Transfer Fellow (TTF) within the College of Engineering, to work at the Steel and Metals Institute (SaMI) hosted by Swansea University in partnership with the businesses of Tata Steel UK and the broader steel supply chains, across the UK.

SaMI is a new shared vision creating an ‘Open Innovation’ centre, led by Swansea University, with Tata Steel UK initially aligned as the core partner. The centre will lead a transformation of the strip steel industry in the UK, which supplies major manufacturing activities including; packaging, construction and automotive. Tata Steel have transferred its RD&I (Research Development & Innovation) equipment in the UK to Swansea University in Quarter 4 of 2017, to create phase 1 of this new and exciting innovation centre.

The newly transferred equipment will form an integral part of SaMI, providing the UK with open access Steel Innovation for the 21st century, a resource that the UK desperately requires. The SaMI is located at the former Engineering Building on Swansea University’s Singleton Campus, during phase 1 (2017 – 2019), however, a longer-term project involving the building of a new purpose designed facility (Phase 2), will expand SaMI’s capabilities and partnership potential, creating a network facility known as the National Steel Innovation Centre (NSIC), which is expected to be operational towards the end of 2019.

Informal enquiries please contact Dr Karen Perkins at

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