AMBER provides a partnership between world-class materials science researchers and industry. AMBER focuses on translating science into new discoveries and devices for the ICT, medical devices, pharmaceutical and industrial technology sectors.
With €58 million in expected funding over six years, the centre combines fundamental and applied research activity within a vibrant culture of industrial engagement and commercialisation.
AMBER’s 120 researchers are tackling significant industrial challenges. Their work includes the development of:
Central to AMBER’s research remit are the collaborative projects it carries out with diverse industry partners. AMBER is creating new knowledge and intellectual property. It is transferring that knowledge to industry through licensing agreements, industrial staff exchanges and spin-outs.
AMBER develops training and educational programmes which impact all levels of the formal education system from primary school to fourth level. As an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional centre, AMBER ensures the incorporation of interdisciplinary research programmes and training elements. In addition, AMBER ensures graduates and postgraduates have a combination of technical aptitude and a range of generic and transferable skills. AMBER is also committed to the development of novel outreach programmes which aim to stimulate discussion on the role of science in defining how we live our lives.
Examples of AMBER’s schools’ programme include
Michael Morris - Centre Director
Prof Michael Morris is an Professor of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin. Prof Morris is a founder of Glantreo, a SME spin out for Cork, and maintains links in developing novel stationary phase materials for chromatography applications. Prof. Morris’s work in AMBER includes collaboration on the development of new technology for the manufacture of logic/memory circuitry. He also has several engagements with other companies based on his experience of surface engineering and materials science.
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