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.


Browse the Focas Institute Collections:

Applied Electrochemistry Group

Biomedical and Environmental Sensing

Crest: Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology


DIT Biophotonics and Imaging

Dublin Energy Lab

Holographic Photopolymers

Materials Synthesis and Applications

Medical Ultrasound


Physics Education Research

Radiation and Environmental Science Centre