Professor Julian Braybrook, UK Government Chemist and Director of Measurement Science at the National Measurement Laboratory (NML), visited Nexus at the University of Leeds yesterday in the first step towards a long term strategic partnership.
Professor Braybrook signed a Memorandum of Understanding between NML, the University of Leeds and Nexus which will see the NML establish a hub at Nexus to support industry, academic and clinical partners across the Leeds City Region in high quality measurement procedures. The long term vision, set out in the agreement, is to create a centre of excellence for metrology in clinical sciences for the North of England, based at the University of Leeds.
“The new partnership will grow and develop opportunities for academics, students and industry across the Leeds City Region and promote the incorporation of high quality measurement science in research and innovation” commented Julian at the Memorandum of Understanding signing.
Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & Innovation at the University of Leeds said “I am very excited about partnering with the National Measurement Laboratory to strengthen and expand research potential within the wider region. The partnership will also provide an opportunity to develop the next generation of metrologists in the North through establishing specialist training qualifications and increased connectivity to industry partners.”