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Key Enabling Technologies (Structured MSc)
Structured Masters (Key Enabling Technologies)
College of Science,
School of Physics
Structured MSc, part-time 2 years
Students with a 2.1 honours degree, or higher, in Science or Engineering (level 8) will be considered for this programme. Students with a 2.1 grade from year 3 of the BSc or BEng programme at NUI Galway will be given a provisional offer of a place on the programme. Students from other Universities with similar grades in similar Science or Engineering disciplines will be given a provisional offer also. There will be a proposed quota of 10 students and a limit of 15 students in 2016/7.
Areas of interest
Students can participate in the following areas of interest:
Advanced Manufacturing (Printed biomaterials, Printed biomaterials, Bioprinting, Laser based Manufacture, Future medical device manufacturing)
Photonics (Laser material interactions, Laser ablation, Laser curing, Laser sintering, Optical design, Spectroscopy, Imaging, Laser tissue interactions)
Nanotechnologies (Nanostructured surfaces, Thin nanometre-thick films, Nanowires, Bio-nano-interactions, Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles)
Advanced materials (Biomaterials, thin films, Polymers, Composites, Chemical synthesis, Biomechanics, Soft condensed matter, Aerosols)
Industrial Biotechnology (Stem cell manufacture, Biodiagnostics, Medical devices, Pharmaceuticals, Infectious diseases)
Nano-/ Micro Electronics (Large area electronics, Printed electrodes, Organic light emitted diodes, Printed conductors, Transparent conductive layers, Material properties, Processes & applications, Sensor / equipment development)
The following academics have expressed interest in hosting projects. As the cross cutting KETs are integral to the programme, the list gives the academics name followed by (major KET, minor KET 1, minor KET2)
Nicholas Devaney (Photonics, Industrial Biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing).
Martin Leahy (Photonics, Industrial Biotechnology).
Yury Rochev (Advanced Materials, Industrial Biotechnology).
Alan Ryder (Photonics, Industrial Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing).
Michel Destrade (Advanced Materials, Photonics).
Giuseppe Zurlo (Advanced Materials, Industrial Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing).
Martin Meere (Advanced Materials, Nano- micro- Electronics, Industrial Biotechnology).
Petri Piiroinen (Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Biotechnology).
Luca Ronconi (Industrial Biotechnology, Advanced Materials).
Peter Dockery (Photonics, Industrial Biotechnology).
Alexander Goncharov (Photonics, Industrial Biotechnology).
Miriam Byrne (Nanotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing).
Manus Biggs (Advanced Materials, Micro - Nano-Electronics, Industrial Biotechnology)
Dr. Gerard O'Connor, Vice Dean Grad Studies
College of Science, School of Physics
T: +353 91 492513
All projects will converge towards the central theme encompassing the Application of multiple key enabling technologies to create an additive (inkjet & spray) and subtractive (laser) advanced (laser) advanced manufacturing pilot line. Special emphasis in 2016/17 will be on microfluidics, nanowires, and bioprinting.
Fees for this course
EU: €6,800 p.a. 2016/17
Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2016/17