National Physics Laboratory, Teddington, UK

NPL is the UK’s National Metrology Institute. Since it was opened in 1902, NPL has developed and maintained the UK’s primary measurement standards. NPL offers a unique range of research capability and facilities and have a strong track record of delivering contract R&D for Industry, Academia and Government, including EU projects, and acts as a focal point of interaction between them. Today NPL employs over 500 scientists in one of the world’s most extensive and sophisticated measurement science buildings. On year average, NPL publishes ~200 refereed papers and registers ~10 patents.  NPL is owned by the UK government (the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy) and operates as a public corporation. NPL manages the European Metrology Research Programme on behalf of EURAMET. To ensure maximum demonstrable impact from science NPL utilizes a knowledge transfer team comprising 30 professionals with experience in road-mapping, formulation, technology foresight, dissemination, engagement (outreach and PR), knowledge exchange (network management) and commercial exploitation. NPL employs Intellectual Property Exploitation specialists to identify and develop technologies with high commercial potential.


  • Masaya KATAOKA (PI)
  • Jonathan FLETCHER (PhD, staff scientist)
  • Ateeq NASIR (PhD, staff scientist)