Client: Loughborough University
Product: 9 metre dome
Location: Loughborough, UK
Assignment: Chemical Engineering
Date: 2016

Loughborough University’s Department of Chemical Engineering is using shared VR to
teach graduate students about the realities of working in a live process plant.

The Igloo dome is now tightly integrated into the Department’s graduate curriculum. In
particular, students use it to understand the interplay between control room operations and
field operations. They also use it get a clear understanding of safety implications – for
example, by deliberately upsetting processes to see the effects, without risking the
disastrous consequences that would ensue in the real world.

“There’s no doubt that shared VR is becoming more and more prevalent in the university
sector, and the visualisation of processes is on the increase. Our way forward is around
the Igloo.”
Professor Richard Holdich, Loughborough University

Loughborough University, February 2016