Photonics Ireland Conference 2018

February 12, 2018

Ireland’s premier event for photonics research, the Photonics Ireland Conference, will this year be held on: 3-5 September, 2018 Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, Ireland   The 2018 event is being co-organised by CAPPA and the Biomedical Engineering Group at Maynooth … Read more

Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow Position(s) available

October 9, 2017

CAPPA is currently looking to hire one or more postdoctoral researcher positions in the general area of photonics. Current CAPPA projects cover topics such as: Spectroscopy and material characterisation Development of imaging and detection platforms Integrated photonic devices and circuits … Read more

A CAPPA PhD student’s experience in University of Science and Technology of Beijing

August 24, 2017

When my supervisor Tomasz Ochalski asked me if I would like to do a secondment in Beijing my answer was yes! It was a very impulsive answer. During the months previous to my secondment I was only thinking about the … Read more

Funding and Innovation Support Seminar, 5th September

August 8, 2017

The CAPPA centre and Shannon ABC invites you to a 1/2 day seminar on Innovation and Funding support for Industry and Small Business. WHEN: Tuesday, 5th September 2017 WHERE: Questum Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary TIME: 09:30 – 12:30 On the … Read more

CAPPA-CIT, Science Corner at Community Day in Scoil Nioclais Frankfield

June 29, 2017

CAPPA-CIT along with Tyndall took part in the school community Fete on Saturday 17th June 2017. This was a great success with a lot of interest from all the kids and parents. A big thank you to all involved.

Funded PhD Position Available

May 9, 2017

CAPPA is currently looking to recruit a postgraduate (Ph.D.) researcher in the following fully-funded position: Ph.D. in Photonics – Optical Sensing Techniques for Real-Time Dairy Process Monitoring   This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of researchers supporting … Read more

Postdoctoral Position Available

April 23, 2017

CAPPA is currently looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in the following role: Photonics Researcher – Optical Sensing Techniques for Real-Time Dairy Process Monitoring   The deadline for receipt of applications is 1pm on Friday, 5 May 2017. For more … Read more

CAPPA is Hiring: 4 researcher positions available

February 2, 2017

CAPPA is currently looking to hire 4 researchers in the following roles: Photonics Researcher – Semiconductor Processing Photonics Researcher – Spectroscopy (2 positions) Photonics Researcher – Next generation of high protein dairy powders   The deadline for receipt of applications … Read more

National Digital Week 2016

November 17, 2016

National Digital Week 2016

CIT’s Technology Gateways exhibit at National Digital Week 2016, Skibbereen, 10–12 November 2016

November 3, 2016

CIT’s Technology Gateways exhibit at National Digital Week 2016, Skibbereen, 10–12 November 2016 Two of Cork Institute of Technology’s research centres, the Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) and the Technologies for Embedded Computing (TEC@NIMBUS) centre, will be … Read more

CAPPA PhD Students graduate in CIT

October 25, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Butler and Dr. Katarzyna Komolibus  who were conferred with their Doctorate Degrees at the CIT 2016 Graduation Ceremony  on Monday the 24th October.    

Day of Photonics 21st of October 2016

October 24, 2016

Dr David Goulding and Martina Connolly went to visit Beaumont Girls National School in Blackrock as part of DAY OF PHOTONICS. David did a fantastic job in showcasing Photonics which was enthusiastically received by the 6th class girls. A big … Read more

CIT Staff visit local school’s Science Day

April 14, 2016

Dr Guillaume Huyet and Leslie Ruddock, CIT staff, attended the annual science day in a local primary school. The annual event showcases the principles of science.  The programme took place at Scoil Nioclais in Frankfield and involved students in third class at … Read more

CIT Innovation Support Day, 6th Oct 2015

August 25, 2015

On Tuesday 6th October 2015, Cork Institute of Technology will hold an Innovation Support Day. The event, jointly organised by CAPPA, NIMBUS and the Rubicon Centre, is an opportunity for businesses to learn about the innnovation services and funding supports … Read more

CAPPA helps Irish secondary school students win 1st Prize at international INESPO awards in Amsterdam

June 12, 2015

Three students from Sacred Heart Secondary School in Clonakilty have won first prize at the 7th International Environment and Sustainability Project Olympiad (INESPO) held in Amsterdam on May 31 – June 5, 2015. The awards were contested by over 300 … Read more

3 PhD positions available in CAPPA

February 19, 2015

CAPPA is currently advertising to fill three funded PhD positions. The first of these is a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship position funded through the European Innovative Training Network, PROMIS ( The project is entitled: Characterisation of novel avalanching materials for … Read more

CAPPA & Tyndall announce licence agreement with ProPhotonix

January 6, 2015

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Tyndall National Institute have entered into an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with ProPhotonix Limited, a leading designer and manufacturer of LED illumination systems and laser diode modules. The unique laser module technology has … Read more

CAPPA article Feature of the Week on

November 9, 2014

An article on "Dynamics of a Short Cavity Swept Source OCT Laser" by CAPPA researchers is the Feature of the Week on the website. The site is a high-profile resource for the Optical Coherence Tomography community, collecting and highlighting … Read more

New CAPPA website launches

September 16, 2014

The new-look CAPPA website at went public on 16th September 2014. The site has been revamped to reflect the fact that the CAPPA name (Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis) is now the umbrella title for all the … Read more

Public Outreach Event on Photonics: The Science of Light

June 27, 2014

  Public Outreach Event Photonics: The Science of Light 3-4pm, 27th June 2014, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork An outreach event for the general public will be held on the 27th June, offering the opportunity for non-specialists to find out: How … Read more

New CIT CREATE building officially opens

June 6, 2014

On 6th June 2014, Sean Sherlock TD, Minister for Research & Innovation, officially opened the new CREATE building on CIT campus. The Centre for Research in Advanced Therapeutic Engineering (CREATE) houses an inter-disciplinary team of researchers which includes the research … Read more

CIT and Tyndall National Institute Renew their Memorandum of Understanding

May 28, 2014

Tyndall National Institute and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to renew and expand their existing partnership. The partnership forms part of a broader collaboration between the two institutions which is valued at … Read more

IPIC Research Centre Launched

January 24, 2014

Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, today (24 January 2014) launched a new €30 million Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) led by Tyndall National Institute in collaboration with University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and … Read more

CAPPA leads collaboration with ProPhotonix and Tyndall National Institute

June 9, 2013

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) at CIT has just initiated work on a collaborative research programme in June with ProPhotonix and Tyndall National Institute. The project will be led by CAPPA and sees researchers at CIT … Read more

AquaPulse EU FP7 project featured in Euronews

April 3, 2013

The AquaPulse EU FP7 project, in which CAPPA are a partner, was featured in the Futuris programme on the Euronews television channel. AquaPulse is developing new technology for water purification based on UV-LED and photocatalysis, and involves SMEs and partners … Read more

I-PIC Funded under SFI Research Centre Call

February 26, 2013

Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Sean Sherlock, TD, Minister for Research and Innovation have announced a landmark investment by the Government in scientific research, which is closely aligned to industry and enterprise needs, job opportunities … Read more

SFI funds 3 CAPPA PIs across three different research programmes

November 7, 2012

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) at CIT has been remarkably successful in recent Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funding calls, winning three prestigious awards with a total value of €1.18M. They include a Principal Investigator grant, a … Read more

CAPPA hosts a successful Industry Workshop at Blackrock Castle

March 23, 2012

CAPPA hosted an Industry Workshop entitled “Enabling Innovation through Light” on Friday March 23rd in CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory. The focus of the targeted workshop was to explore the centre’s engagement and interaction with industry from start-ups to MNCs. The … Read more