Dr. Gerard O'Connor
Centre Director
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NCLA - National Centre for Laser Applications

The National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA), based in the School of Physics in NUI Galway, is a research centre focussed on the area of laser materials processing. The NCLA has a wealth of experience in research both applied and fundamental:

  • Industry-led research in laser materials processing applications
  • Research Services for Industry & Academia (Metrology & Characterisation)
  • Proprietary Research & Technology Development
  • Fundamental Research in Short Pulse Laser-Material-Ambient Interactions
  • Graduate Education / Industry sponsored postgraduate programmes
  • Partner in Inspire (Integrated Nanoscience Platform for Ireland)
  • Laser Technology Training Courses & Consultancy
Research Themes:
  • Laser-Material-Ambient Interaction
  • Ultrashort & Short Pulse Laser Ablation Dynamics
  • Nanoparticle Generation
  • Real-time Monitoring & Diagnostics of Laser Material Interactions
  • Computational Modelling
          Research Partners:
          • University of Limerick
          • University College Cork
          • Cork Institute of Technology
          • Waterford Institute of Technology
          • Dublin City University