Welcome to the Research Centre for Surface and Materials Science


The Research Centre for Surface and Materials Science (RCSMS) is unique in materials science and engineering in NZ, being a research facility available to University researchers and a commercial facility available to industry. RCSMS specialises in materials characterisation, in terms of composition and structure, from the very near surface to the bulk of the material.

Users of the facilities in RCSMS come from many departments throughout The University of Auckland, predominantly from the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medical and Health Sciences. Researchers from other Universities and CRI’s are welcome, and all training and support for researchers wishing to access these techniques for their own projects are provided by the staff of RCSMS.

In addition RCSMS operates commercially, consulting with many companies each year to assist with their materials characterisation and research needs. Staff qualifications and experience are backed up by state of the art techniques and equipment.