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Tyndall National Institute

About Tyndall

Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems – we are globally leading in our core research areas of:

  • Smart sensors and systems
  • Optical communication systems
  • Mixed signal and analog circuit design
  • Microelectronic and photonic integration
  • Semiconductor wafer fabrication
  • Nano materials and device processing

Central to our mission is delivering economic impact through research excellence. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment.

With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, we are focused on delivering real impact from our excellent research.

As the national institute for photonics and micro/nanoelectronics and a research flagship of UCC, the institute employs 500 researchers, engineers and support staff, including 120 full-time graduate students.

At Tyndall, we deliver research and innovation in Europe with local and global impact. We have an outstanding track record of success in securing EU, national government and industry funding.

We are the lead institute for the Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) and European Space Agency (ESA), Space Solutions Centre Ireland. We host industry aligned research centres; Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI); International Energy Research Centre (IERC); and the Centre for Future Networks and Communications (CONNECT). We also collaborate with other Higher Education Institutions and Industry including; the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing and the recently launched Vista Milk for precision pasture-based dairying.

Tyndall is a constituent part of University College Cork (UCC). UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world, with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. Our international award winning university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849. We now have a student population of over 21,000.

Tyndall offers a truly international collaborative working environment with over 52 nationalities represented. With this outlook come world-class expertise enabled by state of the art research facilities and equipment.

Why Cork?

Tyndall is located in the heart of Cork City a place of great wit, culture and independence. Cork is a hub of culture and business whilst the county boasts some of the country’s most magnificent landscapes. It is the perfect place to live, work, learn and thrive! Cork is extremely outward looking; we have always been engaged with the wider world through our proud maritime history. We’re open and accommodating and are delighted to welcome and embrace people choosing to make Cork their home. It’s a place where people quickly feel part of, make friends, connections and put down roots.

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