National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE)

National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE)

The Centre's vision is to be internationally recognised for excellence in sustainable innovations for the global food system. 

Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, the research-led centre includes pilot-scale production facilities, laboratories, workshops and teaching spaces. 

Our open innovation space offers a 'living lab' approach to accelerated knowledge exchange.

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Featured projects

Work with us

Greencore and Arla cheese

Our research themes

Discover our four research themes and who leads them

Our themes
Food processing tool

Our team of experts

Meet the dedicated and passionate members of the NCEFE team

Our colleagues
Food engineering processes

Our research expertise

Explore our broad range of research & innovation expertise

Our specialisms
Food engineering students graduating

Education & development

Learn about the many ways we are developing future food engineers

Future engineers

NCEFE building at Sheffield Hallam University
Opened in 2019

Cutting-edge facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities are based in Sheffield's Innovation District - access pilot-scale production facilities, laboratories, and workshops powered and controlled by a fully-equipped, industry-standard plant room.

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Part of the Industry and Innovation Research Institute

Drawing on talents, expertise and facilities from across the university, the vision is to be the leading provider of applied research excellence delivering materials, computing, science and engineering innovations meeting the development needs of industry. 

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