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Research infrastructure for microelectronics development, analysis and characterisation


NMRC was established in 1981 and is today one of the premier Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) research centres in the world. The Centre has a critical mass of over 220 researchers with core competencies in Photonics, Nanotechnology, Microtechnology and ICT-Bio technologies. NMRC has a dual mission; firstly to be a world-class centre of excellence in selected ICT research fields and secondly to play a key role in the development of knowledge based Irish economy in the 21st Century based on creativity and innovation. An important aspect of the NMRC infrastructure is the consolidation of all of its research disciplines under one roof, ensuring that visiting researchers have the maximum flexibility to conduct their research. The facility being offered at NMRC under this call for proposals incorporates several high specification and fully equipped laboratories, covering areas such as: Microelectronics, Photonics, Microsystems and Nanotechnology. The consolidation of all of these facilities at a single location makes the NMRC one of only two such facilities in Europe (the other comparable resource being IMEC in Belgium). This concentration of resources is vital for an efficient research environment for visiting scientists who typically need access to several different facilities at once to successfully carry out their research.


Access to the Research Infrastructure at the NMRC is granted to projects which have been selected on scientific merit by the User Selection Panel. Project proposals are now invited in an open call. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis and successful candidates can start work at the earliest availability of equipment and resources. Although principally aimed at assisting academic based research, industrial researchers can also access NMRC facilities through the RIMAC programme. The proposal form is available as a download document from the RIMDAC web page ( Alternatively further information and proposal forms are available directly from NMRC through the project manager at the above contact point. Calls for proposals are also featured in publications such as Physics World and European Semiconductor.

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Lee Maltings, Prospect Row

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