AMBER - Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research - Dublin

Prof. Stefano Sanvito
Centre Director
Tel: +353 1 896 3030
Health & Medical Technologies
Manufacturing and Materials

Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) provides a partnership between leading materials science researchers and industry. The centre delivers internationally leading materials research with outputs including discoveries in the ICT, medical devices, pharma and industrial technology sectors. 

AMBER combines world-class fundamental and applied research activity within a vibrant culture of industrial engagement and commercialisation. Central to AMBER’s research remit are the collaborative projects performed with each of our industry partners. The industry partners are diverse, both in terms of sectors and scale, covering the four primary sectors of ICT, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and advanced manufacturing technologies. A primary objective of the AMBER centre is to create new knowledge and intellectual property, and to successfully transfer that knowledge to industry through licensing agreements, staff exchange and formal transfer of know-how. We work in conjunction with the technology transfer offices of TCD, UCC and the RCSI to achieve this. We offer industry the opportunity to cost effectively access research, innovation and infrastructure underpinned by world leading human capital.

Research areas:

  • 2D materials and composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Medical devices
  • Semiconductor and memory devices
  • Polymers and membranes

Research performed by:

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland