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About us

About us

Gnosys is a multidisciplinary science and technology company who offer a way for our clients to accelerate their innovation ambitions. We use a variety of problem solving techniques including routine laboratory analysis, advanced experimental and desk-based research and analysis.


1994 The Polymer Research Centre (PRC) was founded at the University of Surrey by Gary Stevens, its new Director.
1999 The University of Surrey Environmental Body was founded by Gary Stevens, who was appointed as its Director. Gary was also appointed as a Research Professor and the annual income of the PRC exceeded £1M.
2002 The PRC moved to a larger, purpose-built laboratory. It won several joint development contracts and large EPSRC and EC grants.
2006 The PRC was spun out from the University of Surrey and incorporated as Gnosys, a stand-alone R&D company. Close associations with the University were maintained.
2010 Gnosys moved to a new head office and laboratory on the Surrey Research Park, to accommodate its continued growth.
2014 Gnosys established a second advanced materials laboratory for synthetic chemistry, polymer and nano-material processing and materials analysis.
2016 Gnosys developed new self-healing, dielectric fluids and solids for application in power cables and the energy sector.
2018 Gnosys began licensing self-healing technologies. International activities were expanded and the Chinese electrical insulation market were engaged.

Our associates

Gnosys continues to develop and extend its network of partners in areas where we need complementary skills, experience and facilities to deliver the best results for our client projects. We actively participate in and create project delivery consortia.

Our clients

We have worked for and continue to work with some of the most respected companies and governmental organisations from many industries and countries. Typically, we are retained by clients to answer challenging technical and innovation questions. Often this is related to a pressing technical problem or a new innovative material or product.

Join us

At Gnosys, we seek adaptable people who are naturally curious and have a wide breadth of science knowledge spanning chemistry, physics and materials science through to engineering and data analytics. On joining us, you will be asked to work on a wide range of cutting-edge innovation projects. If you want to let us know of your interest, please fill in the following form.

Who we are

We are a relatively small team of scientists and engineers with a core expertise in advanced materials development and methods for their assessment. We passionately believe the best ideas are generated, and solutions found, by crossing boundaries, bringing together multi-disciplined teams, who can offer new perspectives and insights.  

Contact Us

Gnosys is located just off the A3 in Guildford, Surrey.