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

Joveria-Baig 19th Aug

STEM role model Joveria Baig talks women in science!

Great piece on the STEM gender debate! Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland  sheds light on the sometime unknown supports for womenRead More

Outreach
17th Aug

MSCA Individual Fellowships : IPIC offerings

IPIC is actively looking for talented researchers to apply with them to the next MSCA Individual Fellowships (IF) Call. The call closes on the 14th September 2016.Read More

Research
15th Jun

IPIC’s Natalia Cañas Estrada is pitch perfect at ResearchFest 2016

The challenge Natalia tackles every day is how to send more data through the optical fibre network – the one that connects us to the internet. A PhD student here at IPIC, she hopes to achieve this by using more than one light frequency.

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Vacancies

14th Jul

PhD in development of Micro LEDs

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork invites applications for a PhD studentship opportunity.Visible emitting light–emitting diodes (LEDs) have made tremendous progress and have revolutionisedRead More


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