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Research Infrastructure

Materials and Surface Science Institute

Description The Materials & Surface Science Institute, established in 1998, is a centre of excellence generating state-of-the-art fundamental research on topics of industrial significance in the fields of surface science and materials. The Institute houses a multidisciplinary team of scientists (chemistry, materials science, physics and biochemistry) and engineers (mechanical, aeronautical, biomedical, manufacturing and electronic) who undertake research in the design, synthesis, processing, characterisation and modelling of materials. MSSI expertise covers the full range of materials, supported by state of the art infrastructure and facilities. MSSI priority research themes are Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials; Composite Materials; Pharmaceutical Materials and Materials for Energy & Environment. MSSI research focuses on applications in Health, Transport, Energy and Clean Technology. MSSI has 43 PIs supervising over 154 PhD students and 32 post-doctoral researchers. Between 2006 and 2010 MSSI researchers have generated over €30M in research income and over €20M in large capital grants.
URL http://www2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Faculties/Science_&_Engineering/Research/Research_Institutes/MSSI
Status Operational since 1901
Scientific Domains Material Sciences and Analytical Facilities
RI Categorization Analytical Facilities
Location Park Road Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15375