National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST)

The National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST) is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary centre which brings together DCU scientists and engineers to address both fundamental and applied questions relating to the advancement and development of plasma related research for the benefit of industry and society.

NCPST is renowned for its contribution to solving current and future challenges faced in nanomanufacturing and for its influence on the successful adoption of plasma as a disruptive technology in new segments of our economy including medical devices and food processing. The centre conducts both basic and applied research, and it has a strong track record of major projects with many established industry sectors, and an equally vigorous history of creating high tech start-ups.


Research in NCPST is divided into five key areas:

  • Future and emerging plasma technologies in areas such as biomedicine, agriculture, food and sustainable energy •
  • Nanoscience & photonics 
  • Plasma modelling/high performance computation 
  • Sources, diagnostics & measurement 
  • Astrophysics

For more information contact 

T: 01 700 5298