Department Chair: Dr. Hugh Byrne
The Focas Institute, DIT has been established under the HEA Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, Cycle 1(1999-2001). It aims to promote interdisciplinary collaborations within the Institute and with other national and international bodies, and to provide a support service for national industry. It will contribute strongly to the development of self-sustaining research teams in a number of strategic areas, such as bio and nano technologies. It will furthermore underpin postgraduate research as well as undergraduate project work and undergraduate and postgraduate course curriculum development.