Education and Outreach


Michael  Nolan Interview on Newstalk FutureProof,

Giorgos Fagas featured in this January’s Connected Magazine with Business Post article: Quantum tech prepares for its big leap | Business Post


  • Cara-Lena Nies ( Supervisor Michael Nolan) awarded a Wrixon Bursary for her PhD work, discovering a new material that can extend the use of copper as a conducting wire in miniaturised electronic devices.

UCC Students Undertaking Projects in CMOS++

  • Aidan Higgins,  B.E. student from the School of Engineering (Ray Duffy, Giorgos Fagas)
  • Weronika Mozolewska, M.E. student from the School of Engineering (Ray Duffy, Giorgos Fagas)
  • Milan Roy Kochakkan, B.Sc. Student from School of Chemistry (Lynette Keeney)
  • Amy Twomey, B.Sc. Student from School of Chemistry (Michael Nolan)
  • Michael Sweetman, B.Sc. Student from School of Chemistry (Michael Nolan)

2020 – 2021

  • Paul Hurley narrated a video on quantum and next generation computing as part of his activity in H2020 Project Sequence which is working on cryoelectronics to enable quantum computing.
  • Lynette Keeney‘s PhD student, Debismitta Dutta, reached the final of FameLab with her talk on neuromorphic computing.
  • Michael Nolan participated in I’m A Scientist & Royal Institution Planet Earth Zone. This interactive, online outreach activity involved live chats and online discussions (January and February 2021).
  • Michael Nolan participated in the The School of Looking, investigating the art and science of seeing, through their exhibition “Invisible Light” in the Crawford Art Gallery; funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Discover Programme and developed with scientific collaborators from Tyndall National Institute and Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC). 
  • Lynette Keeney contributes regularly to a wide range of public engagement/outreach activities, e.g. conducted in-person (pre-COVID; March 2020 at Scoil Chliodhna Community National School) and virtual primary school visits (for Science Week, Nov 2020) (Making Fun Paper Circuits, An Introduction to Electronics) and was a host for Transition Year students via the HighTechElec Transition Year Work Experience Programme where students got hands on experience in the materials science lab (February and March 2020). Further details are available here.