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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 Gary Stevens founds the Polymer Research Centre (PRC) at the University of Surrey and is appointed as its Director
1999 Gary Stevens founds the University of Surrey Environmental Body, is appointed Director and is appointed as a Research Professor – PRC annual income exceeds £1M.
2002 The PRC moves to a larger purpose built laboratory and wins several joint development contracts and large EPSRC and EC grants
2006 The PRC spins out of the University and becomes a stand-alone R&D company called Gnosys. Keeps close associations with the University
2010 Gnosys continues to grow and moves to the Research Park in Guildford where it has its head office and materials laboratory.
2014 Gnosys builds a second advanced materials laboratory on the Park for synthetic chemistry, polymer and nano processing and analysis
2016 New self-healing dielectric fluids and solid polymers developed for application in power cables and the energy sector
2018 Gnosys licenses self-healing technologies, expands the activity internationally and engages the Chinese electrical insulation market

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.