imageNIBEC 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 NIBEC facilities comprise of over 2000 sq. meters of research facilities. These include a microfabrication cleanroom; nanoparticles laboratory; microbiology laboratory; cell biology laboratory; nanofabriaction & characterisation laboratories, high resolution microscopy. The centre has also developed a strong capability in the following areas:

  • Plasma Technology
  • Microfluidics
  • Microfabrication
  • Nanofabrication
  • Surface Analysis
  • High Reolution Microscopy (HRTEM)
  • Telemetry
  • Electronics Capability
  • Embedded Systems
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Electrode Fabrication and Characterisation
  • Carbon Nanotube & Graphene Growth
  • Biological Cell Growth and Analysis
  • Microbiological Analysis
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Nanoparticles


Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

Monday 23rd of February 2015

Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

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Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

When & where Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:30 at the Jordanstown campus Lecture Theatre 9F03

NIBEC Lecture Series begins in mid - October