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Research Centres

The research themes of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are supported by a set of research institutes that provide the infrastructure needed to support multi-disciplinary research as well as engagement with enterprise and social partners working in partnership with the Faculty's eight schools:


CRANN (the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) is Trinity College Dublin's largest research institute, and works in partnership with University College Cork (UCC). We work at the frontiers of nano and materials science developing new knowledge of nanoscale materials, with a particular focus on new device and sensor technologies for the ICT, biotechnology and medical technology sectors, with a growing interest in energy related research.


AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) is a Science Foundation Ireland funded centre that provides a partnership between leading researchers in material science and industry. It is jointly hosted in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) by CRANN and the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE), in collaboration with University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The centre will deliver internationally leading materials research that will be industrially and clinically informed with outputs including new discoveries and devices in ICT, medical device and industrial technology sectors.


TCIN (Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience) leads brain research in Ireland and is the country's only dedicated neuroscience research institute. TCIN is an interdisciplinary research institute with Principal Investigators from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, physiology, biochemistry, engineering, psychiatry and genetics.



CTVR (Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain-Driven Research) Trinity College is host to the headquarters of the national telecommunications centre, CTVR, an SFI-sponsored research centre. CTVR focuses on the design of future wireless and optical networks.



TBSI (Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute) is an environment where innovative and interdisciplinary approaches are leading to scientific discoveries of biomedical importance, ultimately giving rise to better patient care. The development of TBSI integrates and scales interlinked proven quality research themes - Immunology, Cancer and Medical Devices.



TCBR (Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research) was launched in December 2008 by Sir David Attenborough. TCBR brings together researchers from across Trinity College Dublin to provide a broad base of expertise in a range of biodiversity research areas, enabling research to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries to encompass biological, social, economic, legal and political aspects of biodiversity.

Last updated 5 April 2017