Steel at Swansea University

Steel is a 21st century industry. Swansea is at its heart

The University was founded to meet the needs of the metal industries.   Today, its work on steel is more important than ever. 

Swansea is in the UK’s steel heartland.   The University’s Bay campus is within sight of the Port Talbot steelworks.   This is the foundation for a strong and enduring partnership.

Researchers in the University and the steel industry work hand in hand on tomorrow’s technologies, including:

  • New steel-based products which turn buildings into power stations that store and release their own energy
  • Using nano-level technology to develop lighter steel for more energy-efficient cars
  • Improving the way blast furnaces are loaded and stirred, saving the industry millions

The University also offers brand-new research and testing facilities, including the Steels and Metals Research Institute.  

Our work with steel is also about people.   We prepare people to work in the high-tech world of the 21st century steel industry.   We offer programmes to PhD level.  We also offer training in areas from metallurgy and corrosion to managing the environmental impact of steelmaking.

Find out about Swansea University’s work with steel.