Entries by Ann Heffernan

explorer 2024

On May 2nd, Explorer 2024 concluded successfully with projects pitching their deep tech pre-commercialisation projects.   Seven enthusiastic and hard working teams presented their outcomes. Congratulations to all involved, especially to the winning team “PIXSA” from the Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA), Munster Technological University: S. Hadi Badri and Samira Jastan presented their […]

IPIC’s Photonics Packaging Group partners with MIT on chip development

IPIC’s Photonic Packaging Group let by Prof. Peter O’Brien have been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation in the US to diversify and strengthen the supply chain for manufacturing and packaging of semiconductor devices.  This collaborative project, FUTUR-IC is a reference to the future of integrated circuits, or chips, through a global alliance for […]

FAME – Second International Workshop on Fundamentals and Advances of MOVPE processes

After the success of the first edition, the second edition of FAME (2024) – Second International Workshop on Fundamentals and Advances of MOVPE processes will be held at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) on July the 8-9th 2024. As before, this workshop will focus on epitaxy and related fundamental processes in MOVPE (and other close […]

Frank Peters receives SFI Industry Partnership Award 2023

We are delighted to congratulate our colleague Prof. Frank Peters on receipt of SFI Industry Partnership Award 2023.  This is in recognition of his work with IPIC in partnership with Rockley Photonics, University College Cork & Tyndall National Institute. Frank has been working  in photonic research for over 30 years, he has filed over 80 […]

IPIC All Centre Day – The Power of Open Networks

Recently IPIC gathered members from across all institutions; Tyndall National Institute, Munster Technological University, Dublin City University, National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and University of Limerick.  We workshopped the following topics: – Research Integrity Education and Public Engagement Entrepreneurship / critical thinking Career Development Teamwork – the power of […]

Paper in top 3 IEEE Photonics Technology

Paper III-V-on-Si DFB Laser With Co-Integrated Power Amplifier Realized Using Micro-Transfer Printing published by IEEE is currently in the top 3 downloaded in IEEE Photonics Technology letters this year.   This work was supported in part by both the European Union and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).   Credit goes to a number of Researchers, including IPIC’s own Brian […]

FAME – First International Workshop on Fundamentals and Advances of MOVPE processes

The first edition of FAME (2023) – First International Workshop on Fundamentals and Advances of MOVPE processes will be held in Cork (Ireland) on July the 13-14th 2023. For the epitaxy community this workshop will focus on the fundamental processes in MOVPE (and other close enough epitaxial techniques). Motivation being to stimulate debate in the […]

IPIC attend Photonics West 2023

IPIC host the Photonics Ireland Pavilion at the SPIE BiOS and Photonics West conference & exhibition 2023. This event is attracting thousands of attendees keen to engage with industry partners and technologists, with over 1100 exhibiting companies.   You will find Photonics Ireland Pavillion at booth 4645.  We have a strong representation from Ireland across Tyndall, […]

Explorer Pre-Accelerator Programme now accepting applications for 2023

We are happy to announce that the Explorer Pre-Accelerator Programme is now accepting applications for 2023! Explorer 2023 has been launched as a collaboration between the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) with Tyndall, international high-tech photonics ams OSRAM, Confirm SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing, CONNECT Centre and with support from Atlantic Bridge, Intel Corporation, […]

Photonics100: listed IPIC’s Prof Liam Barry and Dr Frank Smyth of Pilot Photonics

Electro-Optics Magazine recently launched the inaugural Photonics100 list of the most innovative people in Photonics, we are delighted to see Prof. Liam Barry from IPIC@DCU and Dr. Frank Smyth from Pilot Photonics, an IPIC Industry Partner included in the list. This listing honours those that are the driving force behind the evolution of photonics technologies. […]

IPIC research aligns to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

IPIC’s, David McGovern (SDG Champion) has been working with our Researchers to assist in mapping our research to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.   The 17 goals are a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015.   IPIC research […]

Funding success in Europe for early stage researchers in Tyndall

IPIC, is pleased to announce the participation of two of its early stage researchers in 2 newly started Horizon Europe projects. The Lolipop project with Tyndall lead Dr Padraic Morrissey from the Photonics Packaging group will deal with the integration of Lithium Niobate (LiNB) on Insulator (LNoI) and Silicon Nitride as a hybrid but disruptive […]

UCC scientist becomes first Irish person to win major US physics award

A warm congratulations to our esteemed colleague Prof Séamus Davis for his fantastic achievement of becoming the first Irish recipient of the prestigious Buckley Physics Prize for his work in the field of quantum physics, to read more follow this link to UCC article. You can listen to Prof Davis on our episode “Quantum Worlds” […]

Rockley Photonics Unveils Next-Generation, Higher-Density Laser Spectrophotometer Chip for Wearable Health Monitoring

IPIC Industry partner, Rockley Photonics, have gone live with the below Press Release sharing details of their development of what is believed to be the ‘world’s first micro-transfer-printed (mTP) silicon-photonics-based laser for commercial applications.’   Aaron Zilkie (CTO Rockley Photonics) commented on some particular fruits of engagement with IPIC referencing the ‘development of mTP lasers, work […]

IPIC Industry Event – Photonics 4 Disruptive Innovation

IPIC’s Annual Industry Workshop 2022 was held at UCC’s, Devere Hall, on Thursday, 19th May 2022. Along with welcoming colleagues from academic centres across Ireland, we welcomed many of our industry collaborators to share details of our ongoing research projects, meet PhD and Postdoc poster presenters, and hear about our emerging start-up opportunities. During the […]

National Broadband Ireland – Imagine the Future competition

IPIC’s Paul Townsend is delighted to meet with young artistic minds in participating on a panel of judges (along with RTE’s Ryan Tubridy) in assessing primary school children’s creative responses to National Broadband Ireland’s (NBI) competition ‘Imagine the Future’.   The students interpretation can be via a piece of sculpture, a photo, a painting, a song, […]

World Quantum Day 2022

Today, we are delighted to join quantum scientists from all over the world, to celebrate World Quantum Day. Building on the success of last year’s event, this year we are delighted to share our podcast A Little Light Listening, hosted by Dr David McGovern, IPIC’s Senior Business Development Manager. This special episode dedicated to Quantum […]

independent.ie ‘Ireland’s photonics industry continues to grow at pace’

On 3rd April, Anna-Marie Turley of Enterprise Ireland reported on independent.ie detailing how Ireland’s photonics industry is developing vital technology innovations, in areas of robotics, high speed broadband and technologies in the health-tech space, thus positioning photonics as a vital part of our lives now and into the future. She comments “Globally, photonics is a […]

Photonics 4 Disruptive Innovation

This workshop, taking place in-person in Cork on Thursday, 19th May, will present the latest disruptive developments in photonics research, industrial collaborations, new ventures and training. It is organised by the Irish Photonics Integration Centre at Tyndall National Institute, in collaboration with Photonics Ireland. The workshop will include a networking lunch and a presentation session […]

DCU spin-out, Pilot Photonics raise funding of €1.8m

Congratulations to DCU spinout Pilot Photonics, on successfully raising €1.8m funding. This success is built on the commitment and collaboration of research teams within Dublin City University, Tyndall and the Irish Photonic Integration Centre. The Irish Times have reported, Pilot Photonics’ ‘novel “comb laser” technology, using its patented “gain switching” technique allows for the generation […]

IPIC and Raydiant Oximetry move closer in realising product to market

IPIC’s collaboration with Raydiant Oximetry is moving closer to the development of a non-invasive technology that will monitor fetal oxygen levels in real-time, for use during childbirth.   This technology will elicit greater information around whether or not a caesarian section is warranted.   Raydiant Oximetry and IPIC are working closely to expedite the delivery of this […]

Summer Internships 2022 – IPIC, Tyndall, MCCI & IERC

**Deadline for Applications is Monday January 31st** This internship will allow you to work with renowned researchers at Tyndall National Institute, IPIC the SFI Centre for Photonics, MCCI and IERC. Interns will be given access to world-class research environments, and also the opportunity to learn from award-winning scientists and researchers who are at the cutting […]

Brian Corbett awarded Institute of Physics, Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal & Prize, 2021

Brian Corbett, world-leading researcher from IPIC and Tyndall National Institute, has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize. The gold medal has been awarded for his identification and creation of breakthrough innovative photonic device technology solutions that have driven the development and growth of several startups, and major innovations […]

Industry Engagement Impact Award

One of IPIC, University College Cork (UCC) and Tyndall National Institute’s most successful collaboration projects has won Knowledge Transfer Ireland’s prestigious 2021 Industry Engagement Impact Award. KTI’s annual Impact Awards recognise significant achievements in the commercialisation of publicly funded research nationwide and engagement with research systems across the third level and other similar State research […]

Cork Science Festival

Cork Science Festival, Science for Everyone took place 6-14th November.  This year’s festival was an online program of free public engagement events, open days, science tours, talks, exhibitions, shows, workshops and school events.   IPIC were delighted to participate and engage with members of the public curious about science.   In particular, IPIC’s EPE Officer, Dr Caitriona […]

OPTICA selects 12 Entrepreneurs to Watch, meet IPIC’s, Dr. Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar

OPTICA (Optics and Photonics News) has just revealed their 12 entrepreneurs to watch, including SFI Research Centre for Photonics, IPIC’s Dr Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar, who has co-founded BioPixS (est. 2020, an IPIC, Tyndall, UCC Innovation spinout).  BioPixS’ core product delivers a range of phantoms (stand-ins for human tissues) that simulate the interaction of light […]

IONS Ireland 2021

(l to r) Alesandra Carmichael Martins, UCD & Andrea Liliana Pacheco Tobo, Tyndall UCC IONS Ireland 2021 is scheduled to take place virtually 9-11 November, hosted by Student Chapters at IPIC, Tyndall, UCC and UCD. IONS Ireland (International OSA Network of Students) aims to offer an interactive learning experience for optics and photonics students at […]

explorer 2021: congratulations to winning team APS (Atlantic Photonic Solutions)

We are very excited to announce that APS (Atlantic Photonic Solutions) were the winning team at the recent finals of the explorer programme 2021. Laura Britton presented on behalf of APS, outlining how they use their photonic technology’s ‘sweet spot wavelength’ to delouse farmed salmon, which is the bane of every salmon farmers activities.   APS […]

Photonics Ireland Conference 2021

PHOTONICS IRELAND virtual conference 2021 is taking place 14-16 June 2021. Photonics Ireland is “the premier event in Ireland bringing together key people in the academic and industry sectors to present state of the art research and challenges in the area of photonics, on national and international levels“. The schedule includes a panel of nationally […]