Nano Research Facility

The Nano Research Facility at DCU aims to enhance and support research within both academia and industry by providing open access to high end, state-of-the art scientific equipment. 


The NRF is a state-of-the-art purpose built 3000m² advanced core facility comprising of custom-designed laboratories, a range of specialist support units and equipment, and dedicated technical and administrative staff.

It allows DCU to integrate and connect current technical capability and equipment within the institution, bringing together expertise to create core capabilities in Nanosynthesis, Nanometrology, Micro and Nano fabrication, NanoBioPhotonics, and Analytical Characterisation. This enables DCU researchers, visiting research teams and industry to collaborate, enhancing the process of bringing research from concept through to final prototyping and ultimately commercialisation.