Entries by Ann Heffernan

Tyndall and IPIC Internship Programme

IPIC & Tyndall are offering 20 places for a paid summer internship programme in 2021. Our interns have the opportunity to work with world-class researcher teams on immersive 12-week projects. Our interns will have access to world-leading research environments at the cutting edge of deep-tech research. Our interns will have the opportunity to gain career […]


Interested in becoming a Future Photonics Research Leader? Register your interest to join the MSCA and SFI COFUND Sparkle Fellowship Training Programme today! Joining the programme will help you to refine your research skills and present you with opportunities to build on skills highly desired in the academic and industrial world; project management, communication, prototype development […]

Light up Lockdown – presented by PIADS and Photonics

In Lighting up Lockdown you will meet some of our students who took part in Glasgow Science Festival. They will guide you through photonics experiments that can be done at home.  Photonics is the technology of generating and harnessing light (photons).   Safety first, be very careful if using a laser pointer, follow instructions!   To meet […]

IPIC welcomes 5 new PhD students as part of CDT-PIADS 2020 Cohort

The EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage (PIADS) in partnership with IPIC, Queen’s University Belfast & Glasgow University, offers students a cutting-edge research environment to undertake a diverse and exciting range of topical doctoral research projects in the cross-disciplinary areas of physics, materials and electrical and […]

Culture Night 2020

IPIC are once again looking forward to participating in Culture Night on Friday 18th September.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are sad not to be welcoming visitors to Tyndall National Institute on the night but we look forward to participating in a fun and dynamic online event.  In partnership with a number of groups across […]

Tyndall Launches Bicentennial Celebrations

This year marks the bicentennial of John Tyndall, the physicist for whom we are named and Ireland’s most important Victorian scientist. His achievements range from proving the connection between atmospheric CO2 and the greenhouse effect to, most famously, the explanation for why the sky is blue. A number of festivities encompasses Tyndall Science at Home (02 […]

JPhys Photonics Emerging Leaders 2020

Congratulations to an IPIC researcher, Dr. Agnieszka Gocalinska, who has been nominated by JPhys Photonics for a prestigious Emerging Leaders 2020 award.   In keeping with the Journal of Physics Series’ 50th anniversary celebratory initiative in 2017, JPhys Photonics has brought together the best early-career researchers in materials science and published their exceptional work in an annual […]

PIADS Summer Conclave 2020

EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage (PIADS) has kicked off their Summer Conclave 2020. Join the Team to hear all about the exciting research they have been working on. For more information please visit their Twitter account.  

Second Advertising Campaign for SPARKLE

Second Advertising campaign for SPARKLE is now open. Candidates are welcome to apply for one of the prestigious Marie-Curie H2020 COFUND PostDoctoral Researcher positions in the area of Photonics Research and Innovation. Deadline for submissions is the 30th of September 2020. For more information please visit SPARKLE and academicposts.com  

Pre-Commercialisation Programme Showcase with NDRC

An open invitation to all to join IPIC’s Pre-Commercialisation Programme Showcase with NDRC. The event will take place on Monday, the 29th of June 2020, at 10.30 am.   Please contact Helen Fullen at helen.fullen@ndrc.ie to receive an invitation for the event.

Optics & Photonics News – Coronavirus Diaries

As part of the Coronavirus Diaries, Optics & Photonics News spoke to Andrea Pacheco to get her perspective on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected her lives and work, and what the pandemic means for Photonics in general. For further information please see: https://www.osa-opn.org/home/newsroom/2020/april/coronavirus_diaries_andrea_pacheco/

Respiratory Solution for Emergency Use in the Fight Against COVID19

In response to the global COVID-19 emergency, Tyndall National Institute has established high-volume manufacturing capacity of open access sealed scuba diving masks for non-invasive ventilation of COVID-19 patients globally. The launch of Dmask.ie website has been announced on the 17th of April 2020 and provides resources available to the global community. For further details please […]

Photonics Public Private Annual Meeting 2020

The next Photonics PPP Annual Meeting will take place on May 27th – 28th, 2020 in the conference centre The EGG in Brussels. Topics covered during the meeting will include discussions on the Horizon Europe programme, developing strategic application roadmaps and seeking new collaboration partners. Location: Brussels, Belgium For further details and online registration see:  […]


As part of establishing a strong Irish leadership presence within the European innovation hub ecosystem, Europractice joined MIDAS for a National Irish technology event at Tyndall National Institute. MIDAS Ireland, are the champions of Ireland’s micro and nano-electronics system solutions industry. Organised by Tyndall’s Georgios Fagas, leading members of the technology community in Europe presented […]

Launch of MedPhab – dedicated photonics pilot-line for medical diagnostics

MedPhab is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership connected to Photonics21. The pilot-line was granted funding by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Location: Brussels, Belgium More information:  https://www.vttresearch.com/media/news/dedicated-photonics-pilot-line-for-medical-diagnostics https://news.cision.com/vtt-info/r/dedicated-photonics-pilot-line-for-medical-diagnostics,c3008868 http://www.photonicsviews.com/dedicated-photonics-pilot-line-for-medical-diagnostics/    

OIDA Workshop On Embedded Photonic Manufacturing for Data Centers

PIXAPP is a proud organiser of a one-day workshop on Optical Fiber Communication on Photonic Manufacturing for Data Centres. The event will take place on the 8th of March 2020 and will host a number of high-profile speakers in the field. Location: San Diego, California, USA More information: https://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/industry_events/workshop_on_embedded_photonic_manufacturing_for_da/program/

SPIE Photonics West 2020

SPIE Photonics West 2020 Location: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States More information: https://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/photonics-west/photonics-west-exhibition

Photonics Ireland at ECOC 2019 – Europe’s largest optical communication exhibition

IPIC and the Tyndall National Institute will be hosting the Photonics Ireland Pavilion at the ECOC Exhibition from 23rd to the 25th September 2019 at the RDS Dublin alongside our industry partners Rockley Photonics, Pilot Photonics, mBryonics and OEWaves and the IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland. ECOC is Europe’s largest exhibition in the fibre optic communication technology industry and is the leading showcase for […]

PIADS Centre for Doctoral Training launches at IPIC

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage (PIADS) is a partnership between Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Glasgow and IPIC which aims to tackle some of the challenges created by the increasing quantities of data generated by today’s society. In particular, PIADS addresses a unique technological opportunity – the […]

Exploring the Universe at ECOC 2019

This event is hosted by Tyndall National Institute, the Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in conjunction with the European Conference for Optical Communications (ECOC 2019). Leading physicist Prof. Brian Cox will present his award-winning show, Exploring the Universe to secondary school students from across the country. Professor Cox will be […]

Cork Culture Night at Tyndall National Institute

Culture Night is an evening of free events across Ireland where businesses and universities open their doors to the general public in order to engage and entertain. Tyndall National Institute opens its doors this year with demonstrations presented by researchers from Tyndall to the general public of all ages and backgrounds. The event allows Tyndall […]

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Undergraduate Bursary Students

On Monday 10th June, we welcomed our 2019 cohort of undergraduate students to IPIC.  Over the next 10 weeks, the students will conduct a research project under the supervision of our Principal Investigators and also participate in a bespoke training and development programme.

Training Ireland’s future Photonics research leaders!

The Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) is embarking on an exciting expansion programme that includes 40 funded PhDs positions available from June 2019. The scholarships will focus on application areas in optical communications, medical devices, diagnostics, AR/VR, and many others, covering research areas from photonics theory, materials growth, device development and fabrication, integration, packaging to full systems development. […]

IPIC celebrates International Day of Light 2019

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors […]