Our world is complex and challenging and frontier research seeks to address these challenges head on, in ambitious and novel ways. Research at the Frontier offers an exciting opportunity to meet some of Europe’s top researchers in a relaxed and entertaining event, as they discuss their cutting edge research and the impact that this has on the world around us, now and in the future. The speakers at this event are funded by the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) awards. Since 2007, Trinity researchers have won 32 ERC awards. Twelve of these are held by the SFI funded materials science research centre AMBER — more than any other research centre in Ireland.
Our six distinguished speakers are:
Professor Valeria Nicolosi, the Head of the Characterisation and Processing of Advanced Materials and an AMBER Investigator, works on cutting edge nanomaterial science which underpins the next generation of higher power batteries and supercapacitors with longer lifetimes.
Professor Jonathan Coleman, Chair of Chemical Physics in Trinity and AMBER Investigator, whose research focuses on 2-dimenstional nanomaterials and their applications for printable electronics and sensors.
Professor Danny Kelly, Director of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and AMBER Investigator, will discuss his development of 3D bioprinting for whole joint regeneration which could be used to treat injuries and diseases including osteoarthritis, without the need for complex surgery.
Professor Aoife McLysaght, the Head of the Smurfit Institute of Genetics in TCD, will discuss her research on gene duplication in evolution and disease
Associate Professor in Social Neuroscience, Redmond O’Connell, is investigating the neural signals that underpin decision making in the human brain
Professor Poul Holm is the Chair of Environmental History in TCD and he will discuss the cross over in his research between marine science and history, and specifically how fisheries contributed to environmental and societal change in the North Atlantic