Tyndall National Institute
Tyndall National Institute at the University College Cork is Ireland’s largest research institute with over 450 personnel. It was created in 2004 to bring together complementary activities in photonics, electronics and networking research at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC), several UCC (University College Cork) academic departments and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) creating a focal point of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research in Ireland. Research programmes range from theoretical modelling and design to novel material, nanotechnology, device processing and fabrication, packaging and integration; and novel systems incorporating these new devices. Within the MAI (Microelectronics Applications) group in Tyndall over 30 researchers are working in the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) space focusing on BEM, wearable/healthcare and environmental monitoring applications.