CREST - Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology - Dublin

Tech Gateway - CREST
Brendan Duffy
CREST Gateway Manager
Tel: +353 1 402 7964
Health & Medical Technologies
Manufacturing and Materials

The CREST Centre is the only dedicated surface coatings laboratory on the Island of Ireland. It exists to serve the SMART economy by means of translating in-house fundamental knowledge from the bench-top to the market. 

The CREST model relies on an expert and professional coatings consultancy service to front-face its activity. Companies with a commitment to develop an innovative technical capability, recognise the capabilities in the Centre and in time view the Centre as an extension of its own R&D capability.

The Centre has over sixty years of commercial surface coating experience to provide this level of service. CREST recruits and develops industrial development scientists with a product development background operating within an ISO 9001 Quality Management System to guarantee consistent and reliable project delivery.

Research Themes
  • Protective Coatings for challenging environments
  • Surface treatment of metal components
  • Coatings for Environmental Applications
  • Biomedical Devices

Brendan Duffy, Creat Gateway Manager

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