The Bernal Institute hosts a multidisciplinary team of world-leading materials scientists and engineers at UL. Bernal represents a €100m+ investment in world-class characterisation, modelling and manufacturing facilities concentrated in 20,000 m of high quality research space.
Our Vision is to become the leading international research institute for the scientific design and manufacture of structured materials to meet global challenges, particularly in the areas of health, energy and the environment.
Our Mission is to develop disruptive technologies related Health, Energy and Environment that will create a legacy of scientific achievement in structured materials research that benefits future generations.
Bernal’s four research clusters are:
- Molecular & Nano Materials (MOL)
- Bio Materials (BIO)
- Composite Materials (Composites)
- Process Engineering (PROC)
The clusters are supported centrally by an operations support unit and by a team of instrument scientist staff dedicated to maintaining state-of-the-art equipment that is essential to the needs of the clusters’ scientists and engineers.
Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 12h00 MSG-025 Bernal Institute
Dr Maurice N. Collins School of Engineering in Polymers and Tissue Engineering Bernal Institute and the Health Research Institute University of Limerick
Tuesday, 10 December, 12h30, MSG-024 Bernal Institute
Friday, 13 December 2019, 11h00 - 16h00 (seminar at 11h00 followed by demonstrations) MSG-024/25 Bernal Institute
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