University Challenge: Living in a Materials World

Materials science research at the Amber Research Centre is helping to push forward boundaries on everything from packing more processing power into tech devices to extending their battery life.

6th April, 2014
Amber (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research Centre) was officially launched in October 2013.

Amber (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research Centre) was officially launched in October 2013; a €58 million Science Foundation Ireland research centre housed by Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. Significantly, €23 million of this investment comes from 18 industry partners.

This is because Amber has a strong focus on industry collaboration according to Chris Keely, head of industry engagement for the research centre. ''We have 90...

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