Brunel University London is a campus-based university situated in Uxbridge, West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1966, the mission is to combine teaching and research excellence with the practical and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by our namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) is an academic research centre focusing on both fundamental and applied research on solidification of metallic materials.
Based at BCAST, the Future LiME Hub continues on the success of the EPSRC Centre LiME, established in February 2010. The long-term vision of the Hub is full metal circulation, in which the global demand for metallic materials is met by a full circulation of secondary metals (with only limited addition of primary metals each year) through reduced usage, reuse, remanufacture, closed-loop recycling and effective recovery and refining of secondary metals
The University places great value on the usefulness of research, which improves our understanding of the world around us and informs up‑to‑the‑minute teaching. Research is responsible for much of our collaborative work with business, industry and the public sector, providing opportunities for work experience, demonstrating our commitment to producing professionally-minded graduates that employers want to recruit.