National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
About National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
NPL is a unique organisation that sits at the intersection between scientific research and real world applications. We foster a collaborative culture and work to deliver the best science and technology available.
NPL's reputation relies on the great people and exceptional scientists who work for us. The scientists here are experts in their fields and the support staff are committed to maximising the impact of our science.
Why work at NPL? World-class centre of excellence Ranked in the top three measurement institutions in the world, NPL maintains the UK's primary measurement standards and contributes to international standards such as the world time system.
Be a part of history
NPL has a long history of scientific excellence in fields such as ship design, aircraft development, radar, computing, communications, electronic networking and global positioning.
Develop emerging technologies
Work to develop and support technologies that make use of scientific advances in biotechnology, new materials and quantum physics.
Solve industrial challenges
Collaborate with some of the biggest names in industry, solving problems vital to improving quality of life, trade competitiveness and environmental protection.