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Trinity College Dublin

About Us

CRANN (the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) is one of the largest research institutes in Trinity College Dublin and Ireland's leading nanoscience institute.

CRANN brings together over 300 researchers including 37 leading Investigators based across multiple disciplines including Trinity's Schools of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering and Pharmacology.

In October 2013, a Science Foundation Ireland funded research centre, AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) was launched. AMBER is jointly hosted in TCD by CRANN and the Trinity Centre for Bioenineering, and works in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and UCC. The centre provides a partnership between leading researchers in material science and industry to develop new materials and devices for a range of sectors, particularly the ICT, medical devices and industrial technology sectors..

CRANN has two state-of-the art buildings both custom designed and constructed for the purpose of leading edge nanoscience research. The Naughton Institute is a large research facility on the campus of TCD. Our Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML) houses Ireland’s most advanced microscopy instrumentation.


 

CRANN

ICT
ICT

ICT

We are enabling next generation silicon and magnetic devices through work with multinationals including Intel, HP and Western Digital.

Medical Technologies
Medical Technologies

Medical Technologies

CRANN has leading Investigators in nanobio, immunology and medicine, working to improve the efficancy of current medical devices.

Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials

CRANN is working to identify and develop materials such as graphene, which can be transferred to industry.

Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

We are committed to improving our understanding of materials in a manner which will increase manufacturing competitiveness.