Internationally-Leading Materials Research


AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) is a Science Foundation Ireland funded centre that provides a partnership between leading researchers in material science and industry. It is jointly hosted in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) by CRANN and the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE), in collaboration with University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The centre delivers internationally leading materials research that is industrially and clinically informed with outputs including new discoveries and devices in ICT, medical device and industrial technology sectors. AMBER has a strong emphasis on linking industry to research programmes and the aim of the centre is to develop products that directly impact everyone’s quality of life such as the development of the next generation computer chips and new medical implants and pharmaceuticals that will improve patient care.

AMBER brings together Ireland’s leading material science researchers working across the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering and Medicine; with an international network of collaborators and companies.

For more information about AMBER and how to work with us, click here.

AMBER’s Industry Day - Impacts to date and the year ahead - watch our video of AMBER’s key milestones so far.

Who We Are

  • Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures & Nanodevices (CRANN), Trinity College Dublin
  • Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE), Trinity College Dublin
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
  • University College Cork (UCC)

Critical partners for AMBER are the 18 companies who are co-funding and co-defining the targeted research programmes.



Deputy Director
Prof Fergal O’Brien
T +353 (0) 1 4022149

Deputy Director
Prof Michael Morris
T +353 (0) 21 4902180

Mary Colclough
T +353 (0) 1 8963022

General Enquiries
T +353 (0)1 8963030

Naughton Institute,
Trinity College Dublin