We are the focus for the chemical sciences in defence at Cranfield University and renowned for our teaching, research and consultancy. Read more Read less

Our contribution is particularly strong in the teaching of specialisms such as explosives science and technologies, fuel science, environmental safety management, and CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) studies.

Our staff are from a variety of backgrounds including academia, industry, research and government, and as such offer a broad range of expertise in their teaching, research and consultancy. As acknowledged experts in their field they frequently offer assistance and advice to government, commercial and media organisations.

The Centre is home to an enviable range of facilities for the analysis and characterisation, testing, ageing and disposal of a wide range of materials including explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, fuels and polymers. We also have an explosive license to manufacture of explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics, a dedicated hazard testing facility and an explosive range at COTEC.