Headshot of Prof. William Scanlon - CEO of Tyndall Institute
Prof William Scanlon
Chief Executive Officer

Tyndall National Institute

What is Tyndall

Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading institutes for deep-tech research and innovation, established by the Irish Government as a National Institute in partnership with University College Cork. Tyndall’s philosophy is excellent impact from excellent research, with a global reputation in its core technology research platforms of photonics and micro- nanosystems.

Tyndall has a research community of 600 staff and postgraduate students specialising in information and communications technology (ICT) research across materials, devices and systems. Critical to Tyndall’s success is its focus on market-needs-driven research, particularly as applied to the fields of Communications, Health, Agri-Tech, Energy and the Environment. It is one of Ireland’s leading institutes in knowledge and skills transfer to industry and new venture creation, and is host to 70 industrial researchers-in-residence from Ireland’s SME and MNC community.

At its headquarters in Cork, Tyndall hosts state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication & packaging facilities across more than 30 laboratories, delivering prototypes and new product innovation to its international network of industry partners. Tyndall also hosts the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), an industry-led collaborative research centre in the field of integrated sustainable energy systems jointly funded by the Irish government and industry members. As part of a major expansion underway, Tyndall’s Wireless Communications Laboratory is located in Dublin, and the Institute expects to almost double in size over its current strategic plan.


• Advanced materials and semiconductor wafer fabrication for III-V, MEMS, CMOS
• Microelectronic and photonic integration and packaging
• Mixed signal, analog and photonics device & circuit design
• Quantum computer engineering
• Biophotonics, bioelectronics, biomedical devices and systems
• Optical communication systems
• RF, microwave and wireless communications
• Smart sensors and systems
• Human centric systems for work and living
• Integrated energy systems and climate mitigation

Located in:

• Lee Maltings Campus, Cork
• The Digital Hub, Dublin

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