LIGHTNING RESEARCH AT CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
The Morgan-Botti Lightning Laboratory (MBLL) is the only University-based lightning direct effects facility in Europe, and a unique laboratory worldwide. The MBLL was established in 2011 as a collaboration between Cardiff University and Airbus Group (formerly EADS), with support from the Welsh Government. We conduct wide-ranging research into lightning and its interaction with materials and structures, with a particular focus on aerospace applications.
Our bespoke research facility is capable of generating worst-case lightning currents up to 220kA, which is over seven times that of the average naturally occurring lighting strike. We draw upon the expertise of a multidisciplinary research team and compliment other leading research facilities within Cardiff University, including:
We welcome visitors and are happy to discuss how our capabilities can be of use to you, whether in the fields of research, testing or consultancy.