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Materials & Surface Science Institute

The Materials & Surface Science Institute, established in 1998, is a centre of excellence generating state-of-the-art fundamental research on topics of industrial significance in the fields of surface science and materials. The Institute houses a multidisciplinary team of scientists Newthematic(chemistry, materials science, physics and biochemistry) and engineers (mechanical, aeronautical, biomedical, manufacturing and electronic) who undertake research in the design, synthesis, processing, characterisation and modelling of materials. MSSI expertise covers the full range of materials, supported by state of the art infrastructure and facilities.  MSSI priority research themes are Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials; Composite Materials; Pharmaceutical Materials and Materials for Energy & Environment. MSSI research focuses on applications in Health, Transport, Energy and  Clean Technology.

MSSI currently has 47 PIs supervising over 150 PhD students and 70 post-doctoral researchers in purpose built facilities. UL has an excellent track record in working with industry and currently leads three large industrially focused research programmes in pharmaceutical manufacturing, composite materials and dairy processing (industry led competence centres co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and the Industrial Development Authority) and Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SFI Centres Programme 2013). In 2014, MSSI members published 185 Web Of Science Journal publications with median impact factor 3.1.  Since 2010 MSSI researchers have generated over €99M in research income and over €20M in large capital grants.

MSSI News: Dr Tofail Syed launches new book:- Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices

MSSI News: SSPC shortlisted for Pharma Industry Awards 2016

 

 

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Goals of the Institute

The training of post-graduate and ...

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Institute Profile

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Support for Industry

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MSSI fully supports the EI industr...

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MSSI Research Forum - Tuesday, 30 August at 11h00

MSSI Research Forum - Tuesday, 30 August at 1...

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SSPC shortlisted for Pharma Industry Awards 2016

SSPC shortlisted for Pharma Industry Awards 2...

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Dr Tofail Syed launches book:- Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices

Dr Tofail Syed launches new book:- Electrical...

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Solid State NMR system in action at MSSI

Solid State NMR system in action at MSSI

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Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication Course August 15th-19th

Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication Cou...

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Bernal Research Day 2016

Bernal Research Day 2016

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Dr Gordon Armstrong received SCI Distinguished Service Award

Dr Gordon Armstrong received SCI Distinguishe...

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MSSI teams receive SFI SIRG and CDA awards

MSSI teams receive SFI SIRG and CDA awards

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Reception for MSSI interns

Reception for MSSI interns

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Science teachers inspiring young minds at UL

Science teachers inspiring young minds at UL

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Successful Advanced Materials research meeting held in Tokyo, June 2016

Successful Advanced Materials research meetin...

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Karla Dussan awarded Best Paper at the 6th International Conference on Engineering for Waste & Biomass Valorisation held at  Alb

Karla Dussan awarded Best Paper at the 6th In...

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Brian Conroy

MSSI Researcher selected as finalist for The ...

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MSSI Research Forum - Monday, 20 June at 15h00

MSSI Research Forum - Monday, 20 June at 15h0...

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MSSI Researchers Participate In ISCA Japan Programme

MSSI Researchers Participate In ISCA Japan Pr...

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Damien Thompson selected as faculty finalist for the UL Excellence in Teaching Award 2016

Damien Thompson selected as faculty finalist ...

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Sometimes it’s logical to just have a pint

Sometimes it’s logical to just have a pint

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MSSI Research Forum June 7

MSSI Research Forum June 7

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IComp and EJ Access Success

IComp and EJ Access Success

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MSSI researchers published in Science

MSSI researchers published in Science

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A UL research team has made a significant breakthrough in the fight against colon cancer

A UL research team has made a significant bre...

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Pint of Science is coming back to Limerick!

Pint of Science is coming back to Limerick!

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Kian Eichholz of MSSI and MABE wins best paper award at the 2016 Crossland Symposium held at Queens University Belfast on April

Kian Eichholz of MSSI and MABE wins best pape...

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MSSI Research Forum Friday, May 13

MSSI Research Forum Friday, May 13

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Electron Microscopy Forum on Thursday, 5th May at 3.00pm

Electron Microscopy Forum on Thursday, 5th Ma...

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MSSI Research Forum - Thursday, 12 May at 12h00

MSSI Research Forum - Thursday, 12 May at 12h...

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MSSI Research Forum - Thursday, 5 May at 12h00

MSSI Research Forum - Thursday, 5 May at 12h0...

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Analog Devices Building wins Irish Building Project of the Year

Analog Devices Building wins Irish Building P...

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Master Class: Process Development & Scale in the Pharmaceutical Industry

MASTER CLASS: PROCESS DEVELOPMENT & S...

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Invitation to attend the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Gary Walsh

Invitation to attend the Inaugural Lecture of...

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Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Boyle Higgins Gold Medal Public Lecture by Prof Kieran Hodnett

Prof. Kieran Hodnett receives the Boyle Higgi...

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Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication course

Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication cou...

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Electron Microscopy Forum’ meeting will be held on Thursday, 14th  April at 3pm

Electron Microscopy Forum meeting, Thursday, ...

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MSSI Research Forum - Thursday, 14 April at 12h00

MSSI Research Forum - Thursday, 14 April at 1...

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The Bernal Project recently featured in The Irish Times Newspaper

The Bernal Project recently featured in The I...

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Guest Lecture by Dr Michael Eckert at 1pm Friday April 8th in MSG-025 (MSSI extension)

Guest Lecture by Dr Michael Eckert at 1pm Fri...

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NEW U.S.-IRELAND R&D PARTNERSHIP PROJECT TO RESEARCH CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING FOR NANO-BASED PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS

NEW U.S.-IRELAND R&D PARTNERSHIP PROJ...

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MSI Annual Rory Comerford Memorial Lecture on 22 April, Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery

MSI Annual Rory Comerford Memorial Lecture on...

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Guest Lecture by Martin Fennell, RUSAL Aughinish - Friday, 1 April at 2.00pm

Guest Lecture by Martin Fennell, RUSAL Aughin...

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SSPC shortlisted for 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

SSPC shortlisted for 2016 US-Ireland Research...

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MICROSCOPY SOCIETY OF IRELAND SYMPOSIUM on 8th - 10th June 2016 at  DIT

MICROSCOPY SOCIETY OF IRELAND SYMPOSIUM on 8t...

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DPTC leads the way for next generation dairy processing

DPTC leads the way for next generation dairy ...

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MSSI Research Forum - Tuesday, 22 March at 11h00

MSSI Research Forum - Tuesday, 22 March at 11...

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MSSI research paper selected for European Journal of Physics Highlights 2015

MSSI journal paper selected for European Jour...

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Winners announced for SSPC National Crystal Growing Competition

Winners announced for SSPC National Crystal G...

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40+ Years in Big Pharma

40+ Years in Big Pharma

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Electron Microscopy Forum

Electron Microscopy Forum

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Learn to teach RSC’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase workshops

Learn to teach RSC’s Spectroscopy in a Suit...

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RSC UL Visit

RSC UL Visit Tuesday 23rd February

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MSSI Research Forum - Friday, 26 February at ...

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MSSI Research Forum - Monday, 22 February at ...

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MSSI Research Forum - Thursday, 18 February a...

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MSSI on Eco Eye

MSSI on RTE1 Eco Eye Programme

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Women in Science

MSSI Researchers Honoured By President Michae...

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MSSI Research Image Featured On Advanced Materials Back Cover

MSSI Research Image Featured On Advanced Mate...

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MSSI Publication Featured As Journal Cover Image

MSSI Publication Featured As Journal Cover Im...

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Naga Kiran Duggirala, PhD and Professor Michael Zaworotko

January Conferring Ceremonies 2016

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President Michael D. Higgins with Dr Terry McGrail, ICOMP Director

ICOMPs Terry McGrail Accompanied President Mi...

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Dr Victoria Gascon Perez

The Irish Independent The Science of Christ...

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Nano Snowy Tree

MSSI Image Selected for UK Royal Microscopy S...

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Lightning

High Resolution Imaging

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UL Secures

UL Welcomes Innovation 2020 Committing to R a...

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Clean Sky Group

Prof. Michael McCarthy, MSSI and Chair of Aer...

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SSPC Table Quiz

Do Not Miss UL Science Soc Science Week Table...

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Ning Liu

Proposal from Dr Ning Liu, Department of Phys...

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Sarah Hayes on Late Late

Dr Sarah Hayes SSPC and MSSI Appeared on the ...

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Inspire

INSPIRE Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies...

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SSPC Announced as Pharma Research Centre Of The Year and Research & Development Achievement Award Winner

SSPC Announced as Pharma Research Centre of t...

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MSSI Nanonet

Science of the Very Fast and the Very Small a...

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UL BUCT Signing 2015

University of Limerick Signs Agreement with B...

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UL Holds Largest Careers Fair to Date

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Nanonet Conference2015

Last opportunity to register now for Nanoweek...

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PMTC launch Good Cleaning Validation document at inaugural Knowledge Day event

PMTC Launch Good Cleaning Validation Document...

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Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan Received the University of Limeric...

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Eoin Hinchy

MSSI Researcher Eoin Hinchy wins First Prize ...

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Cian McKeown

MSSI Researcher Cian McKeown wins First Prize...

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SWAN

University of Limerick Achieves Prestigious A...

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Eoin Hinchy

UL Graduates are 22% More Likely Than Others ...

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Ranier Fischer

MSSI Research Forum September 3 2015

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Powervation

The University of Limerick Electronics Spin-O...

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Lero

School Receives Unexpected Technology Learnin...

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Kemmy

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centr...

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MSI2015: Annual Symposium of the Microscopy S...

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Lifetime Recognition Award

Bernal Professor at UL Honoured with Lifetime...

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Minister English and Mary Shire

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation ...

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SSPC Pat

Irish Research Centres Lead the Way Towards L...

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SSPC Research

SSPC Research by Dr Sarah Hayes featured in I...

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Sun

SSPC Research by Dr Denise Croker featured in...

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sspc chemistry

Engaging science Irish Science Teachers Go B...

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FEBS

Research by Prof. Tewfik Soulimanes group, De...

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EAMMD, Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices held at UL June 8th - 10th

EAMMD Electrically Active Materials for Medic...

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Irish Research Council

Shalini Singh of MSSI Is Among Six Young Iris...

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UL Analog Building

New UL Science and Engineering Building is Na...

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Damien Thompson

MSSI Researchers use Behaviour Patterns of Wi...

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Tadhg Kennedy

MSSI Research Awards Day 2015

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ALEX - erosadster, Electric Car Project

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UL Revolv Group

UL/MSSI Spin Out Company Votechnik Launches E...

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Best Paper Winner

18th Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium and Post...

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UL Presidents Dinner

R and D investment central theme at UL Presid...

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Pint of Science

Pint of Science Limerick 2015

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Environmentally Friendly Backup Source of Power and Energy for Stabilisation of Ireland’s Grid

Environmentally Friendly Backup Source of Pow...

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UL Aeronautical Engineering students test model “sensor delivery” aeroplanes

UL Aeronautical Engineering students test mod...

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Professor Geoff Gibson

MSSI Research Forum on April 20 2015 by Profe...

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Bin Zah

MSSI Research Forum by Dr Bin Zhao on April 1...

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Aimee Stapleton is the Winner of the 2015 IOP Rosse Medal.

Aimee Stapleton is the Winner of the 2015 IOP...

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3rd Year PhD student Louise Barry wins Poster...

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Kevin M. Ryan

RTE-Consumer Show Nanowire Batteries

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Catriona Dowling

Cancer Researcher in the Department of Life S...

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Peter Nellist

Rory Comerford Lecture 30th April 2015 Univer...

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SSPC Crystal Competition

SSPC National Crystal Growing Competition Win...

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Composites

IComp awarded €240k by the European Space A...

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Dr Peter Nirmalraj

Research Forum: Metrology and Control of Mole...

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Damien Thompson

Touching from a distance - how weak contacts ...

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Six One News

Press Reports on Nano letters Paper ‘High P...

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Clean Sky Group

MSSI Research to Help Reduce Engine Noise fro...

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Thermo Fisher

MSSI Partners With Thermo Fisher Scientific T...

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EIT

UL joins the Raw Material KIC partnership whi...

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Expansion Of Surface Analysis Capabilities At...

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Dr Tofail Syed

MSSI Research Leads To Exciting New Capabilit...

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evolve

MSSI Hosts Coffee Morning For Evolvebiomed 20...

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January Conferring Ceremonies 2015.

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January Conferrings

January Conferring Ceremonies 2015.

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Trevor

MSSI Member Appointed To European Commission ...

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Partnership alliance

Partnership Alliance Of The Year Awarded to M...

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Research Picture

MSSI Researcher Wins SFI Research Image Of Th...

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Publication Picture

MSSI Publication Featured As Journal Cover Im...

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Grow your own crystal

Grow Your Own Crystal!

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Mike Zaworotko

MSSI Member Delivers Inaugural Lecture

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PMTC

UL Hosts New €5M Pharmaceutical Manufacturi...

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Living Bridge

MSSI/UL Hosts Major European Partnership to A...

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August Conferring

August Conferring Ceremonies 2014

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Bartek Glowacki

Bernal Professor and MSSI Member Awarded Top ...

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Pat Kiely

MSSI Member Receives Award for Excellence In ...

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Conor McCarthy

MSSI Research Aims To Make Structures Safer a...

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Prof Zaworotko

MSSI’s Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering ...

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John Neilan

MSSI Research Away Day Held at Strand Hotel, ...

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Japan

MSSI Funded for Ireland-Japan Research Collab...

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Cook

MSSI Researcher Wins SFI Research Image Of Th...

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SSPC

UL President Welcomes Regeneron Investment in...

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Biological Chemistry

MSSI Article Features on Journal Cover

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€8.5m Building Contract Signed for Research...

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Aluminium Splat

The Ulysses Project

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Peter Tiernan

MSSI Academic receives Engineering Excellence...

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Bernal

The Bernal Project - a €52 million initiati...

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Prof Zaworotko

One of World’s Top 20 Chemists Joins MSSI

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Dr Pat Kiely

MSSI Researchers Paper Reaches 10,000 Downloa...

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August Conferring

August Conferring 2013

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Dr David Hoey

MSSI Researcher Awarded €1.5 Million to Inv...

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SSPC Launch

€40 Million National Pharmaceutical Researc...

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MSSI Research Awards Day 2013

MSSI Research Awards Day 2013

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Dr Norah Patten

MSSI Engineer Makes it to the Second Stage of...

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Bioelectric

BioElectricSurface Shortlisted for EuroNanoFo...

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Dr Tofail Syed

World's Top Academic Journal &#0...

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