Sir Patrick Stewart boldly goes into the metrology future

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Star of stage and screen (and professional Yorkshireman) Sir Patrick Stewart popped into Huddersfield University’s Future Metrology Hub, a £30 million research centre aiming to transform UK industry by developing sensors embedded into machinery.

In his role as Emeritus Chancellor of the University, as well as working closely with young actors and film studies students, Sir Patrick was also shown some of the scientific and technological research taking place.

The Future Metrology Hub is led by the University of Huddersfield, building on the achievements of its EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology.

Sheffield, Loughborough and Bath Universities provide complementary expertise and support, as does the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) from its bases at Teddington and Huddersfield.

The Hub will address major, long-term challenges facing UK manufacturing industries, with a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team of researchers harnessing new developments in metrology and miniaturisation.