Strategic Research Areas
The Bernal Project is focused on generating real impact for Ireland in three strategic areas, namely:
- Pharmaceutical Science & Engineering;
- Modern Materials, Biomedical Materials and Engineering;
- Energy and Sustainable Environment.
The Bernal Project has enabled the creation of new Professorships to lead research activity in these areas. As Bernal Professors, these senior academic appointees have the ability to motivate, attract, mentor and work with a larger cohort of emerging academic staff as well as researchers and postgraduate students, building a critical mass of research activity at the University of Limerick.