CAPPA Innovation Through Light Seminar

February 13, 2019

The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) are hosting an Innovation Through Light Seminar as part of Cork Institute of Technology innovation week. This seminar will take place on Monday the 4th of March from 1 – 2 pm … Read more

CAPPA Researcher Receives Technology Innovation Development Award

February 8, 2019

On Thursday the 7th of February 2019 the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland announced €4.5 million investment in research commercialization to positively impact the economy and society through the Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA). The program … Read more

Enhancing Your Business Through Collaboration and State Funding Seminar

January 17, 2019

The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) would like to invite you to their enhancing your business through collaboration and state funding seminar. This seminar will take place on Tuesday the 29th of January from 09.30 am to … Read more

CAPPA Post Graduate Student Receives Prestigious ISA Award

December 13, 2018

      The ISA Ireland Section 2018 Honours and Awards ceremony took place on the 12th of December 2018 in University College Cork, where CAPPA’s previous Post Graduate Student Ciara O’ Hara received an award. This prestigious award was … Read more

CAPPA Receives Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding

December 12, 2018

  The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund is a €500 million fund established under Project Ireland 2040 and is run by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation with administrative support from Enterprise Ireland. Under this fund a number of projects were approved … Read more

CAPPA Finalists in the Academic Contribution to Medtech Awards

December 11, 2018

The Irish Medtech Association, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland hosted their 12th annial Irish Medtech Excellence Awards on Thursday the 6th of December, during the Medtech Rising Conference. CAPPA were nominated for this years’ Academic Contribution to Medtech in the … Read more

CAPPA PhD Student Completes Secondment

November 9, 2018

CAPPA student Shumithira Gandan, a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR), has certain requirements to fulfil as part of her research contract in addition to those of a regular doctorate student. As part of these requirements she had to complete … Read more

CAPPA Partner with ProPhotonix on Irish Research Council’s Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme

November 6, 2018

CAPPA recently undertook a collaborative partnership with ProPhotonix through the Irish Research Council’s Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme. Combining excellent research with workplace experience, the Irish Research Council’s Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme is a unique national initiative. It provides students in all disciplines … Read more

CAPPA Hosts Industry and Entrepreneurship Session at Photonics Ireland

September 21, 2018

The Photonics Ireland 2018 conference took place on Monday the 3rd to Wednesday the 5th of September in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and was jointly organised by Cork Institute of Technology through the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) … Read more

CAPPA Partner in EU Project to Develop Powerful, Inexpensive Sensors with Photonic Integrated Circuits

September 19, 2018

REDFINCH Members Initially Targeting Applications for Gas Detection and Analysis For Refineries & Petrochemical Industry and Protein Analysis for Dairy Industry Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech in France, have announced the launch of the REDFINCH consortium to develop … Read more

CAPPA Presents at PMTC Annual Knowledge Day

September 12, 2018

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) held its annual knowledge day on Thursday the 30th of August in University of Limerick. Dr Michael McAuliffe and Dr Krishnakumar Chullipalliyalil from CAPPA recently attended and presented at the event. The main discussions centred … Read more

CAPPA Attends PROMIS Conference

August 15, 2018

David Williams and Tomasz Ochalski from CAPPA recently attended the final PROMIS conference. The conference titled “Photonics by the Lake”, took place on Wednesday the 18th and Thursday the 19th of July 2018, in Windermere UK. This two day specialist … Read more

CAPPA Attends National Life Science and Engineering Expo

July 3, 2018

  CAPPA recently attended the annual national life science and engineering expo which took place on Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th 2018 in Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. This event is the midlands premier life sciences and … Read more

Industry and Entrepreneurship Session at Photonics Ireland Conference

June 27, 2018

Photonics Ireland is Ireland’s premier photonics research conference and is being held this year at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Photonics Ireland is running from 3rd to the 5th of September and jointly hosted by the Centre for Advanced Photonics … Read more

CIT Striving for Innovation in Education

June 19, 2018

CAPPA recently featured in the Sunday Business Post which focused on Cork businesses titled “A city looking back to go forward” which was published on 17th of June 2018. CAPPA’s Technology Gateway manager, Dr Liam Lewis, was interviewed by Quinton … Read more

CAPPA Attends Conference on Hyperspectral Imaging in Industry 2018

June 14, 2018

The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA), recently attended the conference on hyperspectral imaging in industry 2018, which took place on the 6th and 7th of June in Graz, Austria. The aim of the conference on hyperspectral imaging … Read more

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Call 16th – 30th May

May 21, 2018

The Centre for Advanced photonics and Process Analysis is a research centre of Cork Institute of Technology, conducting both applied and fundamental research on photonics for applications in areas as diverse as telecommunications, medical devices, food and pharmaceutical manufacturing. CAPPA … Read more

CAPPA Holds Intellectual Property Boot Camp

May 10, 2018

The Centre for Advanced photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) held an Intellectual property Boot Camp on Tuesday 8th of May in the Nimbus Centre in Cork Institute of Technology. On the day Michael Lucey from PurdyLucey spoke about the importance … Read more

€26.75 Million Invested in Technology Gateway Programme

May 4, 2018

The Centre for Advanced photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) recently attended the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway programme launch which took place on Wednesday 2nd of May in the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Dr Liam Lewis, Technology Gateway Manager and Dr … Read more

CAPPA Student Competes at FameLab Final

April 25, 2018

  FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition. It is designed to inspire, motivate and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders. This event has seen more than 9,000 emerging scientists and engineers participate … Read more

CAPPA Intellectual Property Boot Camp

April 23, 2018

The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) would like to invite you to an Intellectual Property (IP) Boot Camp. Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018 Time: 09.30 am – 11.30 am Venue: Cork Institute of Technology     Here … Read more

CAPPA Students Speak at Photonics Conference 2018

March 7, 2018

SPIE Photonics West is one of the world’s largest annual conferences for the photonics, laser and biomedical optics industries. This event consisted of three conferences and two world class exhibitions, which took place from 27th of January to 1st of … Read more

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