Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592. It is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older
universities of Western Europe. Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s No.1 University (QS World University Ranking 2023, Times Higher Education 2023), and 98th in the World (QS World University Ranking, 2023).
GREENCAP’s research is hosted in the CRANN Institute and AMBER Centre. CRANN is recognised internationally as a leading institute for nanoscience research. The institute works across the research spectrum from the development of new nanomaterials with improved mechanical, magnetic, electrical or optical properties and their subsequent application in electronic or medical devices, sensors, or new drug delivery systems. AMBER is the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research. The Centre brings a multidisciplinary partnership between leading academics in Advanced Materials Science, BioEngineering and Industry. Working collaboratively we develop new materials and devices for the ICT, medical devices, energy and sustainable industrial technology sectors.
Why this project?
The Principal Investigator in the GREENCAP project is Professor Valeria Nicolosi. Professor Nicolosi’s research is focused on developing advanced processing and characterisation techniques for a wide range of layered materials, with applications mainly focused on energy storage.
What in this project?
Professor Nicolosi’s group at TCD will be working on the development of scalable synthesis/production methods for electrode materials, targeting critical raw materials elimination and establishing low-environmental footprint processes. TCD will also work on the development of multiscale chemical, physical and (electro)chemical characterization methodologies.
Society has become increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability and the fact that many of the planet´s resources may be limited. Therefore, finding new, non-critical raw materials to supply this activity is essential. The GREENCAP project will helps us to push the frontiers of energy storage science, with the aim to cut dependence from critical raw materials.