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Commercialisation Fund CF2013.3018, granted by Enterprise Ireland.
€ 113 K. Start date 1/9/13. One year project in collaboration with industry partners to improve the electropolishing process of medical devices.

Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) (SFI) 2012-2017 (€ 500 K)
A project to research high-end Andreev reflection.

Replacement and Original Magnet Engineering Options (ROMEO) 2012 - 2015 (€ 540 K)
EU-Sponsored FP7 contract to develop rare-earth free permanent magnet materials.

Interfacing Oxides (IFOX)
2010 - 2014 (€ 658 K)
An FP7 project to research oxide thin films for potential industrial applications, and explore new oxide thin-film device structures. Led by Georg Schmidt.

Nanoscale Interfaces and Spin Electronics (NISE) 2011 - 2013
A project which builds on the skills and equipment base established during the successful SFI-funded CINSE (2001-2006) and MANSE (2006-2010) programmes. NISE involves materials development, investigation of new nanoscale phenomena, device conception and evaluation, and interdisciplinary initiatives associating nanoscale magnetism with electrochemistry and biochemistry.

Magnetoelectrochemistry (SFI-RFP)
2009 - 2013 (€ 189 K) A project to investigate the use of the nanostructured magnetic field gradient electrode, and its potential application to fuel cells.

Previous Projects

Magnetic Nanostructures and Spin Electronics (MANSE)
2006 - 2010 (€ 4.1 M) A major programme on spin electronics, successor to CINSE. The contract supports staff, students and a wide-ranging program in materials, devices, magneto electrochemistry and biological applications.

2000 - 2003 (€520 K) A very large consortium of academic and industrial partners to develop new nanoscience based techniques for advanced diagnostics and therapeutics. Co-PI in a project led by Yuri Volkov (TCD).

Magnetic Logic (SFI)
2010 (€ 42 K) Collaboration with the Magnetism Laboratory of the Institute of Physics, Peking. The project is based on perpendicular anisotropy devices magnetic logic in ring-shaped tunnel junction structures.

Dilute Magnetic Oxides (EU-FONCICYT)
2009 - 2011 (€ 35 K) A Mexico/Spain/Ireland/France project on dilute ferromagnetic oxides.

Spincurrents (EI - ESF)
2006 - 2010 (€ 289 K) An EI funded research cooperation between five European research centres, with a focus on domain wall motion and ferromagnetic semiconductors, to develop new concepts for nanoelectronics, led by Chris Marrows (Leeds).

Biomagsens (EU, FP6)
2005 - 2008 (€ 335 K) A project to investigate the use of the nanostructured magnetic field gradient electrode, and its potential application to fuel cells.

Conception and Implementation of Nanoscale Spin Electronics (CINSE) 2001 - 2006 (€6.3M)
A major program on Spin Electronics, CINSE is focused on spin polarised electron transport in magnetic nanostructures. CINSE covers investment in a new nanoscience facility, support for staff students and a wide ranging scientific program.

Oxide Spin Electronics Network (OXSEN) 1996 – 2001 (€ 278,000)
A TCD-co-ordinated network for training and mobility of researchers associating eight European laboratories working together on development of concepts, materials and devices for oxide spin electronics. Work of four EU PhDs in TCD was supported by OXSEN.

Noise in Spin Electronic Devices (MAGNOISE)
2000 - 2002 (€ 205,000) This project, in the EU Information and Communications Technologies program, includes six academic and industrial partners who aim to quantify and understand noise sources of magnetic and electronic origin in spin electronic devices and SQUIDS used as field sensors.