Tech Gateway - CREST
Brendan Duffy
CREST Gateway Manager
 +353 1 402 7964

CREST - Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology - Dublin

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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