As an integral part of the FOCAS Institute, CREST utilises four shared laboratories, which provide essential services as the basis for materials synthesis, preparation and characterisation. In addition, CREST has sole access to a laboratory within the FOCAS Institute which is used exclusively for Consultancy work, as well as an Exposure Laboratory housed within DIT-Kevin St. As CREST has sole access to both Consultancy based laboratories, complete confidentiality with regard to Consultancy can be guaranteed.

Ownership of and direct access to these state of the art facilities support much of the research undertaken by CREST, and enable CREST to successfully develop as the leading centre for surface coatings and corrosion control.

CREST has complete ownership of several high specification instruments including the following:

Core Facilities

Spectroscopy Equipment

Microscopy Equipment