bringing photonics to life

Welcome to the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC)

We are a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre that brings together over 100 researchers from the Tyndall National Institute, Cork Institute of TechnologyDublin City University and University College Cork to develop new light enabled technologies. Our work focuses on developing the next generation of highly-compact and miniaturised photonics technologies in order to tackle some of society’s greatest challenges, especially in the areas of Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Health.

This includes:

  • Revolutionising the speed of data transfer for the continued growth of the internet
  • Delivering new smart medical devices for improved patient outcome
  • Developing highly compact instrumentation for point-of-care diagnostics and wearable devices

Working alongside our industry partners in the ICT, medical devices and diagnostics sectors, IPIC’s world-class research team aims to deliver fully integrated solutions to companies, which will increase economic activity, drive job creation and develop technologies which will significantly improve all of our day to day lives.

Our News

EQEP Alternative 20th Dec

4th international workshop on “Engineering of Quantum Emitter properties”, Cork, Ireland 15-16 December 2016 – ABSTRACTS NOW AVAILABLE

The 4th international workshop on “Engineering of Quantum Emitter properties” (EQEP), was held for the first time in Cork on the 15-16 December 2016. As with previouslyRead More

5th Dec

Save the date – Photonics Ireland 2017 Conference: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway, September 13 – 15th


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23rd Nov

IPIC PhD student Niamh Kavanagh wins Institute of Physics Award

PhD student Niamh Kavanagh has won the Early Career Physics Communicator Award after competing against three other finalists at the IOP’s London centre on 21Read More

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20th Dec

PhD in laser development for optical coherence tomography

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork, invites applications for a PhD in laser development for optical coherence tomography. Optical coherence tomography is a wayRead More

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