The Sheffield Multimodal Imaging Centre

The Sheffield Multimodal Imaging Centre 

The Sheffield Multimodal Imaging Centre (SMIC)  is an environment where researchers thrive, businesses and healthcare providers are supported, and collaborations can grow. By being at the forefront of multi-modal imaging science, we apply innovative solutions to end-user driven technological and knowledge gaps.

A product being tested using 3d surface imaging

Scanning, imaging and microscopy

We give businesses working in health and advanced manufacturing access to the latest scanning, imaging, advanced microscopy and related analytical technologies, so they can test, innovate and enhance their products.

What we offer

  • Collaborative R&D developing bio and advanced materials with industry partners.
  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations developing and testing advanced materials with, for example, novel and innovative properties and applications.
  • Testing and advisory services to deliver applied, company defined, responsive solutions at a scale, proportionate to the product and process innovation needs of enterprises.


The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for a range of imaging modalities, including

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Mass Spectrometry Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • 3D Surface Scanning
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Transcranial Doppler Imaging
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Digital Image Correlation
  • Image Processing / AI

Case studies

Success stories

Our funding partners

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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