CREST DIT Research Themes

Surface coatings are an essential element to the efficiency and efficacy of new technologies currently being developed to address the needs of the engineering sector.

  1. Protective Coatings: Protective coatings for challenging environments where superior corrosion performance and improved wear resistance are required.
  2. Metal Finishing: Surface treatments for metal parts especially when fabricated on site.
  3. Biomedical Devices: Development of improved adhesion technology for multi-layered biomedical devices particularly for release control.

Irish companies throughout the construction sector are affected by the associated rapidly-evolving market needs of designers/specifiers; building system manufacturers; contractors; facilities managers; and operators of infrastructure.

  1. Sustainable Building Technology:  Smart building systems utilising renewable energy systems within municipal environments using sustainable materials.

Additional equipment includes: