Headshot of Brendan Duffy - CREST Gateway Manager
Dr Brendan Duffy
CREST Gateway Manager
 +353 1 402 7964

CREST - Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology - Dublin

What is CREST

The CREST (Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology) Technology Gateway is the only dedicated surface coatings laboratory on the island of Ireland. Its precursor was the Institute for Industrial Research Standards (IIRS), established in 1946. CREST operates within a certified ISO 9001 Quality Management System and provides a range of consultancy services to over 100 companies per year, from Irish SMEs to multinationals. Based in the FOCAS Research Institute, TU Dublin – Kevin St, CREST is a nationally approved laboratory that has been retained by many Irish government bodies to give advice on public and private funded projects. CREST Technology Gateway is addressing the needs of the Irish engineering, aerospace, automotive, architectural, electronics, biomedical and healthcare sectors in the area of surface coatings.


• Protective coatings for challenging environments
• Surface treatment of metal components
• Coatings for environmental applications
• Biomedical devices

Hosted by:

• Technological University Dublin

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