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Our mission is to be a world leading institute for composites research and education, addressing the overreaching grand challenges of sustainability and Net-Zero.

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We aim to ensure all staff and students have an enjoyable and fulfilling working environment in BCI.

The Bristol Composites Institute (BCI) was launched in 2017 and is a University of Bristol Specialist Research Institute, Co-Directed by Professors Ole Thomsen and Stephen Hallett.‚Äč

The Institute combines cutting edge fundamental and applied science with strong industrial links for exploitation and technology transfer, to deliver inherently sustainable composites solutions for the benefit of society and the global community.

A number of strategic partnerships have been set up with industry and government funding agencies to develop and exploit this research. The Institute also links to centres of excellence across the University of Bristol in specific areas.

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