The Thomas Young Centre (TYC) is an alliance of around 100 research groups from UCL, Imperial College London, King’s College London and Queen Mary, University of London, dedicated to using computer simulations to tackle materials problems that are important to industry and society.

Computer modelling of materials and their applications are now essential parts of the research and development efforts of many of the world’s leading organisations and can be incredibly valuable for businesses of all sizes. Simulation methods that we can advise on and provide can be routinely used across industry to accelerate product development, increase efficiency, and provide fundamental understanding.  

The TYC currently works with a number of large companies such as BP and Rio Tinto, as well as a number of other organisations, to provide training and research – please see our case studies section for further information. 

The TYC was established in 2006 to enable the groups within the four institutions to work effectively together and to make it as easy as possible for large and small businesses to access the combined expertise and make the right decisions for their business needs.

To allow the right decisions to be made the TYC can provide a range of services ranging from bespoke training and consultancy to research and development and long-term partnerships.  We are an internationally recognised hub of expertise, are at the cutting-edge of developments in the field and our research covers a broad spectrum of industrial sectors.

For information and enquiries, please contact or read more about what we do and our team here.


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