DCU is home to the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST) a multi-disciplinary centre, which brings together scientists and engineers to address both fundamental and applied questions relating to the advancement and development of plasma related research.
Research areas include:
- Plasma sources, diagnostics & measurement
- Future and emerging plasma technologies in areas such as biomedicine, agriculture, food and sustainable energy
- Nanoscience & photonics
- Plasma modelling/high performance computation
The NCPST has a strong track record in working with industry to provide advanced plasma solutions in areas including semiconductor and nano-manufacturing, surface engineering of mechanical components and medical devices. Expertise also extends to sectors such as agri-food, healthcare, environment & energy.