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AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) is a Science Foundation Ireland funded centre, providing a partnership between leading researchers in materials science and industry. Our investigators carry out research into materials that will transform everyday products of the future, from mobile phones to knee implants, batteries to beer bottles, linking industry to research programs. In AMBER’s Additive Research Laboratory, a purpose-built suite of 3D printing technology research focuses on the fundamental materials science challenges (in ceramics, metals, polymers, biomaterials) associated with 3D printing.

The aim of the centre is to carry out excellent science to develop products that directly impact citizens’ quality of life, such as the development of next generation computer chips, new medical implants and pharmaceuticals that will improve patient care. AMBER is jointly hosted in Trinity College Dublin by CRANN and the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, in collaboration with University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. AMBER brings together Ireland’s leading material science researchers working across the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering and Medicine; with an international network of collaborators and companies.