The Sir Joseph Swan Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre within Newcastle University. It provides the focus for energy related research across the University and incorporates researchers from 11 academic schools specialising in:
The researchers involved with the Centre already have extensive industrial collaborations and the close integration of the research team enhances the industrial offering.
The Centre provides the vehicle for inter-institution collaboration and bridges academia, other centres such as NaREC and CPI, the regional development agency and industry.
The Centre’s research activity is aligned with strategic national and regional drivers, including the Government's declared strategies in the Energy White Paper, and with initiatives such as the national Energy Technologies Institute. The goal of the Centre thus positions itself alongside the Newcastle Science City agenda, as well as existing centres and research institutes both within the University and externally, and within the supporting mechanisms of One NorthEast.