- Quantum Computers Closer to Reality Following Molecular Magnets Breakthrough
Research led by Professor Stefano Sanvito. Professor of Condensed Matter Theory, has demonstrated how molecular magnets could be used successfully in applications such as hard-disk drives and quantum computers.
- TCD Geneticists in Breakthrough on Autism and Epilepsy
Geneticists at Trinity College Dublin have found a faster new way to help identify genes associated with a number of medical conditions, including autism and epilepsy.
- TCD Physicist Awarded Knigthood of the Star of Italy
Trinity Physicist Professor Stephano Sanvito (center) conferred with a Knighthood of the Italian State “Cavaliere dell’ Ordine della Stella d’Italia” with Provost Patrick Prendergast (left) and Italian Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Giovanni Adorni Braccesi (right).
- TCD Research May Lead to New Way of Attacking Viruses
A team led by Assistant Professor in Immunology, Dr Nigel Stevenson, have discovered a key role of ‘protector’ molecule that fights the common flu
- Limpets are Construction Workers of the Seashore
New research by Professor of Materials Engineering, David Taylor, from the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, verifies that limpets repair their shells from within.
- New Era in Geo-Analysis as iCRAG Launches Micro-Beam Analysis Lab at Trinity
Geochemists from iCRAG, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, and Trinity College Dublin today launched a new micro-beam analytical laboratory the iCRAG Lab@TCD. The event marks a new era in geo-analysis in Ireland.
- Trinity Expert to Help Protect Global Groundwater Resources
Professor Bruce Misstear from the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin has been elected as Secretary General of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. Professor Misstear is a specialist in groundwater development and has been involved in projects in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
- Mobile Phones used to Track Exposure to Air Pollution
Researchers in Trinity College Dublin have collaborated with MIT and Harvard University to devise a new, more sensitive way of tracking human exposure to air pollution in cities.
- The Cannibal Sharks of a Forgotten Age
Paleontologists have found evidence that the extinct shark Orthacanthus, which roamed swamplands and shallow seas some 300 million years ago, occasionally cannibalised its own young.
- Research at TCD helping to Save Bees from Extinction
Ireland’s bees are slowly starving to death, and their loss puts human food crop production at risk. Read how you can help here
- Researchers Isolate 3 Genes in the Search for the Cause of MND
The study, published in leading journal Nature Genetics, pointed the scientists towards three unknown genes, and indicated how scientists should continue their search for the causes of MND (Motor Neurone Disease)
- Graphene 'Grown' at TCD could bring Roll Up TVs
A team based in AMBER, in Trinity College Dublin, have discovered a new behaviour of the wonder material graphene. Graphene is a recently discovered two-dimensional material that may revolutionise the electronics used in smart phones and computers.
- Visit the Zoological Museum in Trinity College
Trinity College's Zoological Museum is now open to visitors. Come and see extinct and endangered species and new exhibits including "Extreme Insects".
- €4.5m Investment in Creative Technologies Research
TCD has appointed Professor Aljosa Smolic, a world-renowned creative technologies researcher to lead a cutting-edge research programme. Professor Smolic has been awarded €4.5 million from Science Foundation Ireland to work on the V-SENSE project.
- Scots Pine is Irish!
A research team led by botanist Professor Fraser Mitchell, have discovered that Scots pine trees are in fact native to Ireland. The new research findings mean that native Irish stock can now be planted in conservation programmes.
- Trinity Professor Elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society
Luke O’Neill, TCD’s Professor of Biochemistry, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He joins a cohort of 50 other leading scientists from across the UK and the rest of the world.
- Major Clean Energy Breakthrough Made by Irish Researchers
Researchers at CRANN, the Nanoscience Institute based at Trinity College Dublin have developed a material which enhances the splitting of water at a very low energy cost using earth abundant raw materials.
- Trinity Acquires One of the World’s Most Powerful Microscopes
Ireland now has one of the world’s top 10 most powerful microscopes that can see objects a million times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. It allows the scientists who will use it to see right down to the size of a single atom.
- Prof. Yvonne Buckley Delivers her Inaugural Lecture
Prof. Buckley gave her lecture on March 23rd to a packed auditorium. She outlined the need for researchers working in the fields of ecology and technology to work to peotect our invaluable natural capital
- Trinity-Harvard Team Leading the Way in Soft Robotics Research
The Toolkit, the goal of which is to advance the field of soft robotics, was developed by researchers from Harvard in collaboration with engineers from Trinity College Dublin.
- Engineering Graduate Wins the 2016 Affordable Dialysis Prize
TCD alumnus Vincent Garvey has been awarded the Affordable Dialysis Prize and taken home US$100,000 for his innovative design.
- The Appliance of 3D Science
Prof. Valeria Nicolosi and her team working with Graphene to develop batteries that can be bent and moulded into the very products they are charging and last 50 times longer.
- School of Engineering Wins InterTradeIreland FUSION Project Exemplar Award
The prestigious ‘Project Exemplar’ award recognises exceptionally high levels of innovation and collaboration between a firm, their graduate and an academic as part of the InterTradeIreland FUSION programme and was presented this year to only five projects in total across the island.
- Trinity's Women in Science Celebrated
Eight Trinity academics attended a celebration of ‘Women in Science’ hosted in Áras an Uachtaráin on Sunday 31st Jan 2016. The event celebrated the leading role that women play in scientific research and industry.
- School of Engineering Receives In-Kind Grant from Siemens PLM Software
The in-kind grant - with a commercial value of more than €65 million - provides access to technology which will enable students of all engineering strands to test their engineering design solutions against a vast range of virtual users and their abilities.
- E3 Research Collaboration Receives Funding to Investigate Emissions from Diesel Vehicles
A collaboration between the Schools of Engineering and Natural Sciences has received EPA funding to examine the impact of emissions from diesel vehicles on the population to particulate air pollution in Ireland.
- Explore Your Options at Trinity College Dublin!
Watch our student ambassador videos and remember the CAO date is February 1st 2016.
- Faculty Now Hiring!
We are hiring 19 new Ussher Professors in the Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science to support TCD's Strategic Plan to recruit excellent academics in areas where TCD has proven strengths.
- Trinity College Open Day
Visit Trinity's Open Day on 5th December to see what we can do for you! There will be 175 presentations, activities and tours on the day, including Mini lectures about each of our courses, Tours of the Campus, Libraries, Labs and Sports Centre and more
- TCD Students Get Gold Medal for Creating Anti Malarial Biobricks
Students from Trinity College Dublin have successfully created anti-malarial ‘biobricks', which could pave the way for easier production of the key drug artemisinin.
- City of Physics
Running as part of City of Physics this year, TCD scientists have planned to bring the sun to Dublin in a spectacular projection on Dame Street, also music, comedy, shows & art-installations.
- New Book Outlines How Trinity Mathematicians Shaped Modern Ireland
Trinity College Dublin recently welcomed Dr David Attis, Senior Director of academic research with the Education Advisory Board (EAB), to launch his new book, Mathematics and the Making of Modern Ireland.
- Research Discovers How Badgers Have the Ability to Maintain Several Embryos at Different Stages of Development.
Zoologists discover that badgers are able to suspend the implantation of an embryo following fertilisation & are also able to carry babies conceived at different times.
- Researchers Pinpoint When Our Brains Convert Speech Sounds into Meaning
Researchers from the School of Engineering have discovered the precise moment our brains convert sound waves hitting the ear drum into words and sentences.
- Nobel Prize for Trinity Zoology Graduate
Bill Campbell, a former Zoology graduate from TCD has been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on a therapy against roundworm
- All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020
Ireland is one of the first countries in Europe with a strategy to address pollinator decline. Dr Jane Stout, Associate Professor in Botany at TCD co-chaired the Plan's steering group.
- FEMS Indoor Futsal Tournament
The final of the FEMS tournament between CTVR and Adaptovate FC was played in the Sports Centre on Thursday 27th August.CTVR won by 9 goals to 7. Funded by the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, it raised €450 for the Irish Heart Foundation.
- 2015 Intel Women in Technology Scholarship Program
Scholarships are open to female school leavers entering specified four year undergraduate degree courses in science, technology and engineering.
- Faculty Schools Receive Athena SWAN Bronze Award
TCD has won a bronze institutional SWAN award for advancing gender equality. Three Faculty Schools - Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences also received landmark bronze awards.
- Trinity's Zoological Museum Wins Heritage Award
TCD's Zoological Museum has been awarded full accreditation by the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. The award represents five years of commitment to improving the care and governance of the Museum’s iconic 200-year-old collection, which includes approximately 25,000 specimens from Ireland and much further afield.
- PhD Student in Physics Chosen to Attend Masterclass with Nobel Laureates
Thomas McLean Higgins, a PhD Candidate from School of Physics has been chosen as one of six researchers to attend a masterclass with Nobel Laureates in Germany.
- Trinity Geographer to Advise Government on Climate Change Policy
Professor Anna Davies is one of 11 experts on a panel to advise the Government on policy development and cutting carbon emissions.