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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’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.
Dr Damien Thompson, Associate Professor in Physics describes on ClareFM a discovery that could reduce power consumption in mobile phones and electronic devices.
Prof. Mike Zaworotoko & Dr Victoria Gascon Perez describe on Live 95FM how crystals can capture water vapor from the air & release it to provide clean water.
UL Chair in Chemical Nanotechnology, Prof Kevin M Ryan explains next generation battery technology for Electric Vehicles. Prof Ryan and team are leading EU projects Si-Drive and Neillsbat on new battery technology for EVs.
Bernal Chair in Pharmaceutical Powder Engineering Gavin Walker describes medicines of the future that will radically improve patients quality of life