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COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

Bernal Institute Research Space and Laboratories are closed,  Academic Members, Researchers, Instrument Scientists and Operations Support Staff continue to work remotely.  Please click on the links below for additional information;

Frequently Asked Questions about Bernal during the University of Limerick closure

Advice for UL community on COVID-19 Coronavirus

Preparations for a return to Bernal Labs

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 to Health, Energy and Environment that will create a legacy of scientific achievement in structured materials research that benefits future generations.

Bernal Strategy

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.

Structures Matter, the Bernal Institute’s strategic plan 2022

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Bernal Podcasts

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