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Tyndall projects awarded over €10 million through the SFI Research Infrastructure Programme

Posted on: 03 Jan 2023

Tyndall projects awarded over €10 million through the SFI Research Infrastructure Programme

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have announced four projects at Tyndall were successful in receiving award funding through the SFI Research Infrastructure Programme. 

The programme supports the research community in building and sustaining cutting edge infrastructure in order to accomplish high-quality, impactful and innovative research. 

(L-R): Dr. Graeme Maxwell, Professor Paul Townsend,
Professor Dimitra Psychogiou & Professor Cian O'Mathuna

Equating to more than €‎10 million in funding, with one project co-funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the awards are another example of the Research Excellence and Impact occurring across the board here at Tyndall. 

Project lead Project
Dimitra Psychogiou Flexi-RF: Dynamic RF Test and Characterization Suite for High Performance, Highly-Flexible RF and Microwave Front-Ends and Antennas 
Paul Townsend Tera Lab will focus on the deep convergence of ultra-high speed photonic and wireless communications technologies for 6G Wireless-Photonic Networking
Graeme Maxwell Lab-to-Fab integration from novel materials to devices using Atomic Layer Processing (Atomic Layer Deposition and Etch) encompassing: modelling; proof of concept model validation; material development and characterisation; wafer-scale device fabrication
Cian O'Mathuna JOULIET - Energy for the Internet of everything (co-funded by SEAI)


Announcing the award, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, said: “I am delighted to announce €53.3 million in funding through my department that will support and encourage transformative research which will have both a national and international impact. The research community on our island has consistently proved itself to be world-class, not least during COVID-19, and continues to undertake cutting-edge, innovative research projects. In order for this community to continue to thrive, it’s essential that they have sustained access to modern infrastructure and equipment.”

Commenting on the investment, Professor Philip Nolan, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland said: “Encouraging and supporting excellent, ambitious and innovative research projects is the core objective of Science Foundation Ireland.  The SFI Research Infrastructure Programme was developed with this in mind; in order for researchers to continue to deliver outstanding research and meet evolving and future challenges, we must ensure that they have the tools required for their research. The 33 infrastructure projects awarded funding are at the cutting edge and are truly helping us to achieve our goal of delivering today and preparing for tomorrow.”

Read about all recipients on SFI's website