NIBEC is a multi-disciplinary research centre which combines skills in engineering, science, informatics and medicine in order to enhance the development of devices and systems which have applications in health care.
The Internationally leading research, which is both applied and fundamental, is conducted in a purpose-built facility which supports an impressive array of sophisticated modern equipment, making it one of the premier nanotechnology and bioengineering facilities in Europe.
Staff have pioneered advances in medical instrumentation, medical sensors, diagnostic systems, biomaterials, coating technologies and other areas of healthcare and related technology. These advances have already had a large impact on society via technology transfer, consultancies and the setting-up of a range of spin-out companies.
NIBEC offers leading edge research and development facilities to enhance the potential for growth in a range of expanding markets, including healthcare, electronics and clean technology.
The centre has numerous collaborations throughout the world and thus attracts projects, students and interest from a broad range of countries.
Key themes of NIBEC’s current research are:
- Sensors and Connected Health: Sensors, Point-of-Care Monitoring and Integrated intelligence based platforms.
- Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: The surface science of biomaterials and their biological interface, focusing the surface modification of substrates to act as bio-active scaffolds.
- Clean Technology: The development of engineering and materials principles to address sustainable environmental issues.
- Nanomaterials: The growth and characterisation of nanostructures to enhance devices.
Ulster Business Festival: Connected Health 8th of May 2013
Dr Pilar Fernandez Guest Lecture
Dr Pilar Fernandez Guest Lecture: Solar Water Treatment Technologies At NIBEC, University of Ulster 4 pm on Wednesday 20 February 2013