Thematic 	Research Areas

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Information and Communications Technology or ICT, is often used as an extended synonym for information technology (IT), but is a more specific term that stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.

Prof. John Ringhood (MU)
Dr. Joseph Timoney (MU)
Dr. Xiaojun Wang (DCU)
Dr. Cathal Gurrin (DCU)
Dr. Qiang Wu (DIT)
Dr. Pengfei Wang (DIT)
Dr. Stephen Brown (MU)
Prof. Ronan Reilly (MU)
Dr. David Malone (MU)
Prof. Gerald Farrell (DIT)
Dr. Bing Wu (DIT)
Prof. Patrick McNally (DCU)
Prof Qun Liu (DCU)


Biomedical Science

Biomedical science is often described as the application of the basic sciences, but especially the biological sciences, to the study of medicine – in particular, the causes, consequences, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.

Prof. Harry Holthofer (DCU)
Dr. Gary Jones (MU)
Dr. Sinead Miggin (MU)
Dr. Martina Schroeder (MU)
Prof. Sally-Ann Cryan (RCSI)
Dr. Dermot Cox (RCSI)
Dr. Marc Devocelle (RCSI)
Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri (RCSI)
Prof. John Waddington (RCSI)
Dr. Steve Kerrigan (RCSI)
Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson (TCD)
Dr. Kenneth Hun Mok (TCD)
Prof. Nigel John Stevenson (TCD)



Nanotechnology (sometimes shortened to “nanotech”) is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. The earliest, widespread description of nanotechnology referred to the particular technological goal of precisely manipulating atoms and molecules for fabrication of macroscale products, also now referred to as molecular nanotechnology. A more generalized description of nanotechnology was subsequently established by the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers.

Prof. Gerald Farrell (DIT)
Dr. Pengfei Wang (DIT)
Dr. Sally-Ann Cryan (RCSI)
Prof. Fergal O’Brien (RCSI)
Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson (TCD)
Prof. Donal O’Shea (RCSI)
Dr. Qiang Wu (DIT)