The Institute for Materials Research recently welcomed several visitors from the Tyndall National Institute, a research center in the Republic of Ireland focused on electronics and photonics with a mission to support industry and academia in driving research to market. Tyndall scientists discussed their current research programs, toured Ohio State materials research facilities, and discussed opportunities for future research and development partnerships between Ohio State researchers and their Irish counterparts through the IMR and its Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability program. The Tyndall group included Dr. Kieran Drain, Tyndall Chief Executive Officer, and four Tyndall researchers – Paul Hurley, Brendan O’Flynn, Emanuele Pelucchi and Aidan Quinn.
Breakout sessions in the areas of electronics and photonics, semiconductors, advanced manufacturing, and sensors allowed Tyndall and Ohio State researchers to focus for a few hours on their specific areas of interest, share their research activities and findings, and explore possible future collaborations. Tyndall visitors also toured five Ohio State core research facilities – Nanotech West Laboratory, the Spine Research Institute, Semiconductor Epitaxy and Analysis Laboratory, NanoSystems Laboratory, and the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis – to learn more about advanced materials research activities and capabilities taking place in our campus’s world class laboratories.